Postcards from the Field


A man on a large yellow wheelchair trike is washing his hands at a handwashing station next to a wall with brightly coloured street art

A voice for the marginalised creates accessible handwashing for the community - including all

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 04:10 PM

In Swami Basti, Jaipur, India, Ramesh is proud to show off the newly installed, accessible handwashing station that he, his family and entire community can benefit from everyday...

A man bends over to wash his hands at an accessible handwashing station in a mountainous region of Nepal

The importance of handwashing: ensuring access within the COVID-19 response

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:06 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has validated what the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector has long been saying; that WASH is the first line of defence against the spread of communicable...

A young woman crouches by a red handwashing device to wash her hands, she is smiling

Collaboration to address the COVID-19 challenge in Bangladesh

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 04:18 PM


For a crisis the scale of COVID-19, the only way we can overcome it is by working together. That has certainly been the case in Bangladesh, where our partners, World Vision...

A woman in PNG is demonstrating how to wash your hands properly using a tippy tap device and people watch on

Preparing communities in Papua New Guinea for the threat of COVID-19

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 02:35 PM

Live and Learn Papua New Guinea staff provide advice on the construction of simple handwashing devices and the correct handwashing steps to teachers in the Autonomous...

A youth group dressed in colourful floral clothing stand smiling at the camera in a village, there are a mix of men and women

Remote resilience: empowering communities in Fiji for improved water, sanitation and hygiene

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 02:06 PM

The youth group in Nativi village plays an active role in the community. Habitat for Humanity is finding ways to empower youth, women, children, teachers and health...

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