Lessons Learned: Adapting Wash Activities to Respond to COVID-19

Burkina Faso confirmed its first COVID-19 case on March 9, 2020,1 and (as of February 06, 2021) there have been 11,285 confirmed cases. In response, the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded Victory Against Malnutrition Plus (ViMPlus) activity rapidly adapted programming to accompany the Burkina Faso government to prepare and respond to this new threat. This learning note describes ViMPlus’s adaptations of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities during COVID-19, lessons learned, and challenges in supporting vulnerable households when ensuring health and safety.