September 30

Analysis: In Times of COVID-19, the Future of Education Depends on the Provision of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services

By Odete Duarte Muximpua & Lúcia Nhampossa

Countries all over the world are trying new ways of softening or partially lifting COVID-19 related restrictions while keeping the virus progression in check. As several countries take measures to adjust to the new normal, schools reopening are among the most pressing and challenging considerations to be made. Indeed, with more than 30 million cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide, education is one of the most affected sectors. UNESCO estimates that almost a billion students are facing either school closure or uncertainty regarding their classes, threatening the future of several generations.

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Source: World Bank Blogs (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Education, WASH
global development, hygiene, sanitation, water, youth