In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shocked health systems, demanding the urgent identification and prioritization of immediate health care facility needs. Beginning in August 2020, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership provided rapid technical and capacity development assistance to local health networks in Ghana and four other countries to improve facility readiness in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC). This package of materials details the impact and outcomes of this work, as well as lessons learned to inform future WASH and IPC efforts in health care facilities and quality improvement programming.
Ghana's costed national strategy This strategy takes into account the Medium-Term Development Framework of Ghana 2018-2021, revised National Health Policy (NHP, 2020), the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Road map for Ghana (2020-2030), the African Union Vision 2063 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The document provides guidance on solid and liquid hazardous and non-hazardous health care waste as well as gaseous emissions along the complete logistic chain: procurement, generation, segregation, collection, storage, transport, treatment and disposal.