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BCC in WASH Project – Live Healthy Initiative

About the project

The problem

Since 12 March 2020 when Kenya reported the first case of COVID-19, Nairobi County has been reporting very high rates of infection. According to the Ministry of Health of Kenya, the high rates of infection are attributed to inadequate adherence to infection prevention and control guidelines.

Our intervention

Live Healthy Initiatives with funding from USAID under the IMA Afya Jijini Program designed a 3-month project to support Nairobi’s low-income areas.

The aim of the project was to increase the uptake of desirable hygiene practices & behaviors for the prevention & control of COVID-19.

Our approach used social and behavior change communication (SBCC) to accelerate hygiene promotion and knowledge for prevention and control of Covid-19 among community health workers, communities, and households.


Interactive activities were led by the community’s Public Health Officers, Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs), Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), & hygiene champions. LHI staff provided oversight and facilitation.

Project activities