The Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC) is a novel public private partnership founded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Unilever to limit the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. HBCC has 21 NGO and UN partners who have reached over 1.2 billion people across 37 countries. Projects have focussed on delivering hygiene behaviour change messaging and distributing WASH products and services.
This session will cover learnings from the HBCC, looking at:
1. What the HBCC is and the public-private partnership model, combining government funding with private sector in-kind support. The HBCC also leveraged the technical expertise of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and complementary capabilities of partners, in implementing interventions including on-ground behaviour change programmes, mass media campaigns, hygiene products and institutional capacity building.
2. Learnings from the pandemic response programmes in a range of contexts – from community settings, refugee camps, schools and healthcare facilities– where WASH was the focus public health response. Bring this to life through examples such a schools system strengthening
3. Looking to the future: how this model can be used as a blueprint for future large-scale health and humanitarian/pandemic preparedness.
You may find more information about the session by checking the session page at the World Water Week website.