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WaterAid / Sibtain Haider

When I need water, all I need to do is turn on a tap, but all of us with this privilege must remember: water is essential to life, yet it is not equally accessible. 

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WaterAid/ Abir Abdullah

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WaterAid/Abir Abdullah

Public health advice on handwashing during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for many living in rural communities to follow without a running water supply. Here, members of the WaterAid Bangladesh team introduce their manual of easy-to-use, context-based handwashing devices designed to overcome challenges of affordability and accessibility to include everyone. Since the onset of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, the country has been flooded with the primary public health message to ‘frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds’, following advice from the World Health Organization (WHO). In theory, handwashing with soap is an easy, effective and affordable do-it-yourself preventive measure against COVID-19.



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