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UNICEF has been supporting various states in reaching millions of beneficiaries across India with hygiene messages, WASH services, and supplies in partnership with the government, NGOs, and the private sector. As the COVID-19 response was led by the health sector, not all actors had expertise on handwashing and hygiene or consulted WASH agencies. It took time to include WASH agencies into the COVID-19 response. Given the health-led response by government, other line ministries took time to understand and take up their roles and responsibilities, requiring advocacy. This is a documentation of the COVID-19 Response and WASH lessons learned in India. It can be useful for program implementers engaged in the fight against the ongoing pandemic. Click here to read the document.