Coronavirus (1067) Sightsavers article: How the WASH initiative adapted to respond to COVID-19

13 November, 2020

I think there may be some lessons in this article by Pelagie Boko-Collins (Sightsavers’ country neglected tropical disease manager for Benin) on how programmes and initiatives can adapt their messaging in the face of Covid-19.

Opening para for the article:

Once it became clear that the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities we use to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) could help stop the spread of COVID-19, we lost no time in putting a plan in place.

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development ( She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group.

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