Hygiene

Intl Campaign Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: It's Time for Action

Every May 28, nonprofits, government agencies, the private sector, the media, and individuals come together to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) and advocate for the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM). This year, MH Day recognizes that periods do not stop for pandemics and will continue to drive home the idea It's Time for Action.

Webinar

COVID-19: A Water Professional’s Perspective - April 8, 2020

The event will focus on addressing the impacts of the virus for the water sector. The expert panel will discuss topics such as the fate and inactivation of the virus during water supply treatment, public health (aerosol risk in buildings, water reuse schemes and reuse of sewage sludge), and the impact of this crisis on the water sector and water professionals.

Learning Objectives
The audience will learn about the following topics:

Video

USAID COVID-19 Response

USAID is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with decisive action at home and abroad. Our priorities in the response are to protect the safety and health security of our global workforce, ensure that we can continue our life-saving mission across the world, and support partner countries in their response to COVID-19.

Conference

Water and WASH Futures 2021: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate, February 22-26, 2021 | Brisbane, Australia

Global development professionals and communities are working hard towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, but climate change is highlighting the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene and water resource management professionals to work together. Join the International Water Centre to forge integrated approaches to achieving SDG 6 in a changing climate, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Key themes of this conference include:

Water Currents

Water Currents: WASH and COVID-19

This special issue contains links to key websites as well as studies and reports that discuss the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)–related aspects of COVID-19.

Interagency Story

Sustainable Solutions Improve Hand Hygiene among Health Care Workers

In 2018 and 2019, the CDC collaborated with the IDI of Makerere University, IRC-WASH, and a district government of Uganda to implement and evaluate the feasibility and impact of local production and district-wide distribution of ABHR on health care worker hand hygiene. This evaluation took place in Kabarole District in western Uganda, where CDC conducted a district-wide assessment of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in 2018 and found that access to water and soap was limited and health care worker hand hygiene compliance was very low. 

Interagency Story

Improving Hygiene in Health Care Facilities

If there were a set of environmental cleaning guidelines for health care facilities that could prevent millions from infections and protect women during childbirth, wouldn’t those be worth implementing? Poor environmental hygiene in health care facilities contributes to health care-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which affect millions of people, including new mothers, each year.

Interagency Story

Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS) II Project

While schools are primarily centers for students' learning, they also serve as foundations for development, including social and economic safety nets, in their communities. For example, in the United States and many other countries, school feeding programs help to ensure that students from all social and economic backgrounds are well nourished, which improves those students' school attendance, academic performance, and long-term opportunities for successful livelihoods.