Coronavirus (568) Hand hygiene where there is no running tap water (2)

7 May, 2020

A question was asked on HIFA on or before 13 April under the heading: “Coronavirus - Hand hygiene where there is no running tap water”. [*see note below] I copied the question to the SuSanA Discussion Forum and collected some answers there. So if anyone is wondering about this question, please read here this discussion thread:

https://forum.susana.org/covid-19-corona-virus-pandemic-in-relationship-...

One side topic was raised which is washing hands with ash instead of water but it has pros and cons which are discussed here:

https://forum.susana.org/23-hygiene-and-hand-washing/14741-is-handwashin...

Regards,

Elisabeth

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HIFA profile: Elisabeth von Muench is a freelance consultant working on sustainable sanitation and knowledge management issues. Elisabeth is the community moderator of the SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) discussion forum (www.forum.susana.org) and an active Wikipedian (leading WikiProject Sanitation). She has a PhD in process engineering (wastewater treatment processes) and is currently based in Brisbane, Australia. Her focus is on SDG 6 and increasing political will to improve access to sanitation. E-mail: elisabeth.muench AT ostella.de

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thank you Elisabeth, this is a great example of collaboration between our communities of practice. Here is the original message from Sandeep Saluja, India:

http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/coronavirus-403-hand-hygiene-where-there... All: I encourage you to join SuSanA: it is one of the two best global-health-related CoPs! :-) https://www.susana.org/en/community/join-the-community ]