In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shocked health systems, demanding the urgent identification and prioritization of immediate healthcare 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 India 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 healthcare facilities and quality improvement programming.
A presentation given at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (January 2020). The presentation was given as part of a session hosted by WHO, WaterAid and the National Public Health Institute of Cambodia. The file includes the following presentations:
Vivek Singh, UNICEF India Country Office: WASH and quality in India - a focus on the Kayakalp programme.
Renzo Guinto, Philippines, WASH in HCF in the era of UHC and climate change in the Philippines.
Nasima Sultana, Bangladesh: WASH in HCF of Bangladesh - a focus on the National Technical Committee.
Lym Khankryka, Cambodia: Improving WASH within quality of care in Cambodia.