WASH FIT Training Report-Nigeria

WHO & UNICEF organized a national WASH FIT training in Keffi Town-Nigeria in close collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency. The training was held for five days... Read more »

National Guidelines for WASH in Healthcare Facilities in Nigeria (2022)

This document is the national guidelines for water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities, it was developed to address the gaps in WASH in healthcare facilities. The guidelines include how... Read more »

Is It Clean? Lessons Learned on Improving Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities (COP Event)

English: https://youtu.be/vzrlTo5b1dE FRANÇAIS: https://youtu.be/UkTl44l9_g8 ESPAÑOL: https://youtu.be/4dO_pO6lRJI 




Hygiene During Childbirth: An Observational Study to Understand Infection Risk in Healthcare Facilities in Kogi and Ebonyi States, Nigeria

Infections acquired during labour and delivery are a significant cause of maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Adherence to hand hygiene protocols is a critical component of infection prevention strategies, but few studies have closely examined the hand hygiene of health care providers with sufficient detail to understand infection risks and prioritize prevention strategies. : This observational study was conducted in six healthcare facilities in Nigeria. In each, five women were observed from the onset of labour through to delivery of the placenta. Hand hygiene infection risk was estimated for all procedures requiring aseptic technique compared against adherence to proper hand hygiene protocol and potential recontamination events. This study highlights that hand hygiene remains a barrier to delivering high-quality and safe care in health facilities. Improving hygiene practices during labour and delivery will require strategies that extend beyond infrastructure provision.

Technical Guide for WASH in Primary Health Care Centres, Nigeria

Guides for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities in PHC Centers in Nigeria, to ensure that centers are capable of improving the Health of the patients, staff and caregivers as well as local communities.