The Interfaith Health Program, in collaboration with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the World Council of Churches, has created a set of guidance documents designed to offer practical information and suggestions for infection control for individuals and communities in low- and middle-income countries.  There are guidance documents on the following topics:

  1.  Individual infection guidance
  2. Use of masks and instructions for making a no-sew mask (instructions in English, French, Portuguese, Kiswahili, Amharic, Afaan Oromo, Sesotho, Isi-Zulu, and Bengali)
  3. Household strategies for infection control
  4. Encouraging hand washing in communities where water is scarce
  5. Caring for someone in your home.
  6. Things to consider about movement from place to place
  7. Families caring for each other
  8. Caring for our neighbors in the community who are most vulnerable

Further, documents on 1. special considerations for households in rural areas to safely care for animals and 2. infection control guidance for migrants/internally displaced people/pastoralist communities are being developed and will be available soon.

A link to a larger variety of resource materials by/for various faith communities around the world gathered by the Interfaith Health Program can be found here.



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