Emergency Hygiene Promotion

IFRC WASH guidelines for hygiene promotion in emergency operations (English) (See below for other languages!)

These guidelines outline a step-by-step process for Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers to plan and implement effective, context appropriate hygiene promotion, without taking shortcuts or delivering ‘hygiene messages’. The guidelines provide National Societies with a standard approach for quality assurance, and an opportunity for more effective training and monitoring.

This guideline is also available in many other languages:

Step-by-step resources and relevant documents


Introduction / General
Sphere Handbook 2018 in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic
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STEP 1: Identifying the problem

IFRC Guidelines for Emergency Assessment in  English, French, SpanishArabic

 

WASH SPHERE asssestment checklist
English, French, Spanish,
Arabic

IFRC Transect walk and observation Guide
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

IFRC Focus group discussion Menstrual Hygiene Management
English,French,  Spanish, Arabic

Gender in water, sanitation and hygiene promotion
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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STEP 2: Identifying the target group

Target group selection
English, French,
Spanish, Arabic

 

Gender checklist for WASH programming
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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STEP 3: Analysing barriers and motivators for behaviour change

IFRC HP box contamination explanation
English, French,
Spanish, Arabic

 

HP Box Contamination Cards – Asia

IFRC HPbox Three pile sorting instructions
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

IFRC HPbox three pile sorting – Asia

IFRC HPbox Pocket chart
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

IFRC HP box pocket cards

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STEP 4: Formulating the behaviour change objectives

IFRC WASH PoA Template
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

 

IFRC PoA WASH activities
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

IFRC MHM outputs and indicators
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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STEP 5: HP Planning -Selecting the methods

Volunteer Management Toolkit
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

 

Checklist for female friendly latrines
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

Sampling
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

Using Mass media
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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STEP 6: Implementation of activities

Participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

 

HP Box information sheet
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

Household water treatment manual
English, French, Spanish, Arabic


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STEP 7: Monitoring and Evaluation

 

Monitoring and Evaluation
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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STEP 8: Review, Re-adjust

End of mission report + handover notes
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

Hygiene promotion quick fix

 Hygiene Promotion Quick fix

IFRC Information Communication Education for the Health

HP Box Cards InstructionsRegion Specific  

 EnglishFrenchSpanishAfricaAsiaAmericasMENA
Contamination Chain PDFPDFPDFContamination ChainContamination chainContamination chainContamination chain
Take two children PDFPDFPDFTake two childrenTake two childrenTake two childrenTake two children
TPS PDFPDFPDFThree pile sortingThree pile sortingThree pile sortingThree pile sorting
Voting chart PDFPDFPDFVoting ChartVoting chartVoting ChartVoting Chart

HP POSTERS

ZoneHandwashingLatrinesClean WaterOther
AFRICAHand washing poster English, FrenchPortugueseUsing latrines: English, French, PortugueseClean Water poster: English, French, Portuguese
ASIAHand washing  posterUsing latrines posterClean water poster
AMERICASHand washing in  EnglishSpanish and PortugueseUsing latrines: English, Spanish, and PortugueseClean water in EnglishSpanish and Portuguese
MENASticker: Hand Washing

 

Sticker: Hand Washing 2

Hand washing poster

Using latrines poster (seat)

 

Using latrines poster (squat)

Clean water posterPersonal hygiene promotion poster

 

Hygiene parcel front

Hygiene parcel back

Hygiene poster

WASH Cartoons

Africa

Buck and Jerry and Soapy Image 1 and Image 2 
Buck and Jerry washed Image 1 and Image 2 Soapy and Bucky latrines Image 1 and Image 2
Soapy with school boy and school girl

Asia

Buck and Jerry Image 1 and Image 2
Buck and Jerry and Soapy Image 1 and Image 2 Buck and Jerry washed Image 1 and Image 2
Soapy and Bucky latrines Image and Image 2 Soapy with school boy and school girl

Americas 

Buck and Jerry Image 1 and Image 2
Buck and Jerry and Soapy Image 1 and Image 2
Buck and Jerry washed Image 1 and Image 2
Soapy and Bucky latrines Image 1 and Image 2 Soapy with school boy and school girl

WASH Cluster and other training modules

WASH cluster Hygiene promotion training materials and resources 
**Introduction to Hygiene Promotion: Tools and Approaches
Global WASH Cluster Hygiene Promotion Training Package
L’eau et la santé: Module de promotion à l’hygiène (zip file)
WASH Cluster Information Management Training Modules & Tools

  • Background to the Clusters and the WASH Cluster Project
    English: Word and PDF
  • Briefing paper on hygiene promotion
    English:  Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • Rapid staff orientation package overview English: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • Handouts for orientation package
    English: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • Facilitator’s resources for orientation packageEnglish: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • PowerPoint orientation package on hygiene promotion
    English: Powerpoint, French: Powerpoint, Spanish: Powerpoint
  • Indicators for monitoring hygiene promotion in emergencies
    English: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • Annotated bibliography on hygiene promotion
    English: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • List of essential hygiene promotion equipment
    English: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • Hygiene related non food items briefing paper
    English: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF
  • Job profiles and advice in hygiene promotion
    English: Word and PDF, French: Word and PDF, Spanish: Word and PDF

Training Material

IFRC Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies Training Manual and Material

IFRC Behavior change communication for community based volunteers: Trainers’ manual English French Spanish
IFRC Behavior change communication for community based volunteers: Volunteers’ manual English French Spanish



Other Relevant documents

Food Hygiene

Background Paper on Measuring WASH and Food Hygiene Practices –
Environmental health in emergencies and disasters: Food safety in emergencies
Food, water, and family health (WHO)

Program planning


Setting objectives for hygiene education
Planning and organizing educations program (WHO fact sheet)
Selecting methods for hygiene education (WHO fact sheet)

Communication methods

UNICEF Behavior change communication in emergencies: A toolkit
Selecting appropriate communication methods for hygiene education
Using the mass media for hygiene education
Using popular or people’s media for hygiene education
How to write a radio serial drama for social development

Handwashing


Handwashing in Indonesia
Handwashing handbook (World Bank)

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