Health care waste management: Coronavirus update [24 March 2020]

Advice is regularly updated based on the latest knowledge. Please check back for the most up to date information. Contact us:

SWA Webinar: WASH and waste management for COVID-19

A presentation given by Dr Maggie Montgomery, WHO, on 26th March 2020. It summarises the evidence of WASH & waste management as it relates to COVID-19. More information is available in the WHO technical brief. To watch a recording of the webinar, with other presentations by WHO and UNICEF, visit here.  

UNHCR Technical WASH Guidance for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

A two-page technical brief from UNHCR for the COVID-19 response, including suggested activities for refugee settings.

CRS COVID-19 response: Emergency factsheet

A summary of what Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are doing to support the COVID-19 response.

Messaging for WASH and Health Sectors, including on COVID-19 (updated 20 April)

A set of five documents with key messaging for supporting WASH in HCF advocacy. The pack includes key messages and talking points, including for WASH & COVID-19.

WHO Technical guidance: Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste for COVID-19 [updated 23 April 2020]

In late 2019, an acute respiratory disease, known as COVID-19, emerged. WHO has published a number of technical guidance documents here. This WHO technical guidance specifically summarizes guidance on water, sanitation and health care waste in particular for water and sanitation practitioners and providers. It will be of interest to others.