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World Hygiene Day: Thrive's collaboration with Vietnam's Women's Union to combat COVID-19

Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2020

In alignment with the Vietnamese government’s response to COVID-19 and WHO’s recommendations , Thrive Networks/East Meets West Foundation (TN/EMWF) in collaboration with the Vietnam Women’s Union and health workers have launched the program “Women’s Initiative to Leave No One Behind in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19” which aims to empower women in vulnerable communities in disease prevention efforts in five provinces of Vietnam.

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Hygiene but a 'tap' away in Cambodia

Posted Monday, May 04, 2020

Recognizing COVID-19’s burden on Cambodia’s health system, the importance of handwashing in reducing and preventing COVID-19 transmission, Thrive Networks/East Meets West Foundation (TN/EMWF) has been focusing on increasing access to hand washing facilities and raising sanitation and hygiene awareness among the most vulnerable groups identified under the Women-led Output Based Aid (WOBA) project. The teams have been very busy last month, while keep safe and maintaining...


Inclusive behavioural change (hygiene) communications in a COVID-19 era: SNV in Lao PDR

Posted Monday, April 27, 2020


Never before has this generation seen a health pandemic of such scale. Amid all these uncertainties, what we know is that some people are more at risk of being harmed. While movement of people (goods and services) is severely hampered, we must not stop the search for creative ways to assist governments in containing the further spread of the virus and in safeguarding WASH gains already realised.

Last month, SNV and the Government of Lao PDR, with support from the Australian...


Strongpela toksave long stap COVID-19 klin!

Posted Friday, April 24, 2020

In Papua New Guinea, our partners Plan International and Live & Learn worked quickly to develop and distribute health and prevention awareness materials that were effective, engaging and tailored to the local context of Papua New Guinea. These materials have been distributed across the regions they are operating in communities, schools and health clinics to support awareness of the risks of COVID-19 and how to prevent its spread. It has been wonderful...


Boots on the Ground: Fighting COVID-19 in Rural Cambodia

Posted Friday, April 10, 2020

International Development Enterprises (iDE) Cambodia’s Sanitation Marketing Scale-Up Program (SMSU3) makes the sanitation and hygiene markets work for the most vulnerable, reaching the poorest, people living with disabilities, women, and communities in challenging environments. The global COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges to the SMSU3 program, and threatens to erode the progress that Cambodia has made in expanding access to improved WASH conditions for its population.


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