Free MENA COVID-19 Training Courses تدريبات مجانية حول فيروس كورونا لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط

Culture, Context and Hygiene Promotion for COVID-19​

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s hygiene promotion experts. You will learn the key public health risks related to COVID-19 and how these can be addressed by appropriate hygiene promotion.

What does the course cover? 

This module presents key considerations for adapting hygiene promotion activities for delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to the cultural and contextual settings of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The module uses the project cycle as a means to guide participants through key considerations for COVID-19 appropriate hygiene promotion at each stage, from assessment, to planning for and implementing activities that are adapted to the varied humanitarian and cultural contexts of the region.

Module objectives include:

  • Describe the key public health risks in relation to COVID-19, and the cultural and contextual factors that may increase these
  • Use the project management cycle to plan assessments, activities and monitoring that address key hygiene behaviours and engage communities in this process
  • Adapt approaches and information to contextualise them so that they are relevant to diverse groups in their communities

Who should apply? 

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration. 

Any questions? Please contact, or check out our Terms & Conditions here.

RedR UK's MENA COVID-19 training course project is funded by the H2H Network, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government.  

Upcoming Module Dates

Below are the upcoming dates for the module. Please note all times are in Eastern European Summer Time (GMT +3) and all modules are delivered in English (unless otherwise stated).

Clicking the link below will take you to the module's registration page on Eventbrite.

Wednesday 30th September 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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Sunday 4th October 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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Thursday 8th October 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) 

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Sunday 11th October 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic

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Thursday 15th October 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3) 

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More dates will be announced soon...

HPass Badging

For each module, RedR UK is also offering HPass Badging. An HPass badge is a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience. If a participant completes all offered modules, they will be eligible for an additional Milestone Badge. More information on HPass Badging can be found here. Participants will be able to redeem a badge through a link sent after the module. 

HPass Badging

The H2H Network

This project was funded by the H2H Network’s H2H Fund, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. The H2H Network, which stands for ‘humanitarian-to-humanitarian’ network, consists of approximately 50 organizations that provide high-quality and integrated services to support other humanitarian responders. The network supports its members as they apply cutting-edge expertise, techniques and innovation to improve programming and outcomes. The H2H Fund is a network service that enables  members to quickly provide their services in specific emergencies.

The H2H Network

Find out more about our other COVID-19 modules for the MENA region here.