The project aims to prevent the spread of coronavirus through behaviour change and mass campaigning among the Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim communities in Cox’s Bazar. Tackling COVID-19 requires a comprehensive package including preventive, protective and curative interventions. SOCIAL AiD likes to support gender-inclusive and socially inclusive responses in hygiene promotion. SOCIAL AiD recognize that people who are most marginalized minority group are worst affected, and ensure messaging reaches everyone minor group including others. Hygiene promotion initiatives will focus on communities (engagement with religious or other minority leaders where appropriate). Below is the inclusive set of behaviors, SOCIAL AiD will be contextualizing for Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh.
- Hand washing with soap:
Frequently washing both hands with soap and water regularly and thoroughly (especially before eating and feeding; before touching the nose or face; after going to the toilet; after exposure to any dirt, dust, fluids or frequently touched surfaces).
- Respiratory hygiene:
Covering nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (sneezing or coughing into the elbow and disposing of a tissue if used into a closed bin), followed by hand washing with soap.
- Maintaining social distancing:
Avoiding close contact and maintain at least 2m distance from anyone coughing or sneezing. Maintain social distancing, for example by avoiding large gatherings. Use non-contact greetings, not, for example, handshakes or hugs.
Cleaning frequently touched surfaces regularly, such as door handles, mobile phones, light switches, working surfaces and railings using disinfectant.