The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading rapidly across the globe. Researchers around the world are working hard on producing and evaluating diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for the virus and many clinical trials are underway. Currently, the best way to prevent and slow down transmission of the disease is to stay up to date on information and advice about the virus and its spread. There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and others, including washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel and not touching your face.
Since 2010 SHARE has focussed on ensuring that the best sanitation and hygiene research influences policy and practice for positive change. We will be continuing to do this in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with some of our SHARE researchers conducting work as part of the response.
We will keep this page updated with reliable information sources and up-to-date COVID-19 research. Please see the list below:
- WHO - the best source of up-to-date, reliable information on the pandemic
- Wash'Em - Wash'Em is a process for rapidly designing evidence-based and context-adapted handwashing behaviour change programmes in emergencies. They have compiled useful resources linked to COVID-19
- SHARE's behaviour change research projects - some of these projects focus on positively changing hygiene behaviours such as handwashing with soap through behaviour centred design and other behaviour change frameworks
- LSHTM COVID-19 page - includes resources, research and a new online course on tackling COVID-19
- Our partners at CIDRZ are supporting the Zambian government in creating awareness and encouraging positive behaviours around the pandemic through a radio drama series. For more information, please get in contact at email@example.com
Please check back here for updates.