Hygiene and Handwashing

Safe storage of drinking water, personal hygiene, hand washing at critical times, after defecation and before meals, to break the fecal - oral transmission route.
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Given that COVID appropriate behaviour is the key to reduce local transmission and break the chain of infection, Sarpanches from across the country have taken various initiatives to generate awareness and maintain strict safety protocols to...

  • DELHI
  • Hygiene and Handwashing, Leadership
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  • 06/14/2021
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The “COVID-resilient Wash-sensitive Panchayats and Communities in Maharashtra” project was implemented from July 2020 to March 2021 as part of the collaboration between the Government of Maharashtra and UNICEF Maharashtra.

  • MAHARASHTRA
  • Hygiene and Handwashing
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  • 05/31/2021
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In West Bengal, World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 was celebrated across 52 Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers (NRCs) with the prime focus on staff and patients. These NRCs have been established across the country to ensure quality care for children with...

  • WEST BENGAL
  • Hygiene and Handwashing
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  • 05/31/2021
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In 2020, a pool of 23,000 swachhagrahis were engaged by the state for COVID-10 risk communication, community engagement and infection prevention and control in rural communities. In 2021, the rules of the game have not changed but the magnitude...

  • MADHYA PRADESH
  • Behavior Change Communication, Hygiene and Handwashing
  • English
       
  • 05/31/2021
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Komatilanka, a village in Eluru Mandal of West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh has not reported a single case of Covid-19 in the second wave so far. The achievement is attributed to collective vigilance of the community and all people...

  • WEST GODAVARI
  • Hygiene and Handwashing
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  • 05/29/2021
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In a first of its kind, the Panchayati Raj Department of Uttar Pradesh Government is organising an online mass level training programme for swachhagrahis on the management of covid-19 to curb the spread of the infection, in association with...

  • UTTAR PRADESH
  • Capacity Building, Hygiene and Handwashing
  • English
       
  • 05/25/2021