Improving water and hand-washing services in rural health care facilities in Kitui County, Kenya
Authors: Jacob Katuva, Rob Hope, Ellie McBurney, Nancy Gladstone, Johanna Koehler, Cliff Nyaga, Dennis Njung'e
This brief presents policy recommendations for improving water and hand-washing services in rural health care facilities through a professional service delivery model. Annualised costs to provide safe and reliable water and soap services are estimated from actual cost data, providing a basis for county-level budgets and investment planning.
Presentation given at the 2021 Africa Regional Leaders Summit on WASH in HCF, hosted virtually by WHO AFRO.
Presentations were made by the following countries: Burkina Faso, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda
Significant differences and challenges exist in the state of WASH within and across hospitals in Kenya. Whereas the senior hospital management can make some improvements, input and support from the national and regional governments are essential to improve WASH as a basic foundation for averting nosocomial infections and the spread of AMR as part of safe, quality hospital care in Kenya.