Oxfam

Field Guide

An Introduction to Community Engagement in WASH

The humanitarian sector has been strengthening its focus on and commitment to community-centered responses in recent years. This guide aims to provide field staff with clear, accessible guidance on the principles and practice of community engagement in WASH programs. The content has been field tested in a variety of contexts.

Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: Mums Magic Hands –Mum's Magic Hands. A Handwashing Promotion Programme for Emergency

Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Handwashing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrhoeal disease by up to 48% but knowledge of its importance for disease prevention is not always reflected in practice.

Oxfam, Unilever's Lifebuoy soap and Unilever's Chief Sustainability Office have developed Mum's Magic Hands, an interactive approach based on storytelling which uses field tested, emotional and health motivators to promote effective hand washing in communities affected by emergencies.