New highlight summarizes what actions are being taken by governments to enable hygiene promotion, facilities and handwashing with soap.
Frequent and proper hand hygiene is one of the most important measures that can be used to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus. Actions by governments to promote hygiene, including handwashing with soap and water and providing hygiene infrastructure such as public handwashing facilities, are critical at this time.
These actions should be complemented by activities to ensure access to water and sanitation. To understand how these actions can be strengthened, it is useful to know what countries have already put in place regarding hygiene policies and plans, targets and finance.
The recently launched highlight Hygiene: UN-Water GLAAS findings on national policies, plans, targets and finance summarizes data collected by the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) initiative led by the World Health Organization on how governments and ESAs are supporting hygiene.
- Download the highlight Hygiene: UN-Water GLAAS findings on national policies, plans, targets and finance here.