WASH PRESS: Soluciones de agua, saneamiento e higiene y medidas de prevención y control de infecciones para la preparación y respuesta de los establecimientos de salud en casos de emergencias de salud y desastres

WASH PRESS focuses on providing technical solutions to meet the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of health facilities during health emergency and disaster preparedness activities or in resource-constrained contexts. The document is the result of a systematic review of numerous technical guidelines, practices and tools from the World Health Organization and other relevant institutions and universities in the sector. In a single tool, it combines the minimum standards and indicators to be met with technical solutions to achieve them, with an emphasis on what needs to be done (algorithms), how to do it (factsheets) and how much is needed (calculation tools). By publishing this document, the Pan American Health Organization aims to facilitate decision-making by those responsible for health facilities and for the planning and implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene measures, as well as immediate and timely action by health and auxiliary staff and, in general, by professionals in the sector. This publication complements the guidance provided in the WASH FIT Health Facility Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Toolkit, developed by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund in 2018.


WASH FIT implementation in Rohingya Camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

WASH FIT has been implemented in 198 health care facilities in Rohingya refugee settlements. This document provides an update of progress as of April 2021.

UNHCR Technical WASH Guidance for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

A two-page technical brief from UNHCR for the COVID-19 response, including suggested activities for refugee settings.

International medical corps approach to sustainable wash infrastructure in health care facilities in Yemen

International Medical Corps has provided water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to more than 25 supported health care facilities (HCF) across Yemen with adequate water supply, regular water quality monitoring and chlorination, construction of medical waste zone, distribution of environmental health and latrine cleaning kits and train the HCF staff on infection prevention and control (IPC) and health care management.

Lessons learnt from WASH FIT Interventions in the FDMN Settlements, Cox’s Bazaar

A detailed report of how WASH FIT was implemented in 21 health care facilities in Cox's Bazaar and results of an evaluation one year on.

WASH FIT Training report – Cox’s Bazaar PHC managers

Report from a training of primary health care managers implementing WASH FIT in Cox's Bazaar camp, Bangladesh.