Possible Indicators for WASH in HCF

03.10.2023
This document captures the Community of Practice’s brainstorming sessions on monitor and evaluate WASH in HCF activities, including a list of possible indicators for future refinement.
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How much does it cost to meet the standards for making healthcare facilities water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) compliant? : analysis from Assam, India.

14.03.2023
The study aims to estimate the cost to meet the standards for making WASH-compliant HCFs. This cross-sectional study was centered on assessing 60 selected HCF of Assam.

Improving water and hand-washing services in rural health care facilities in Kitui County, Kenya

12.07.2022
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.

Literature Review Synthesis (2019)

23.06.2021
This document synthesizes the literature review from 2019, identifying gaps in research on WASH in HCF.
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WASH in Healthcare Facilities literature review (December 2019)

02.06.2020
This literature review consists 110 published articles, reports, and case studies from  scientific journals and grey literature that specifically focus on water, sanitation, hygiene, cleaning, and waste management in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. They are organized by prevailing theme.

Towards a research agenda for WASH in HCF

23.10.2019
A summary of a lunchtime session held at UNC (October 2019). The goal of this lunch session was to appraise the “state of the evidence” on WASH in HCF following the first research meeting in 2016 and revisit which research topics which should be prioritized for future research. The meeting report from the 2016 research meeting, can be found at: https://www.washinhcf.org/resource/global-meeting2016-research-needs-london/

Summary of WASH in health care facilities webinar series

02.10.2019
Emory University hosted a yearlong monthly webinar series on WASH in Healthcare Facilities. The following report summarizes each of the sessions, along with links to the recordings.

Anthropological and socioeconomic factors contributing to global antimicrobial resistance: a univariate and multivariable analysis

08.08.2019
An analysis of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption worldwide versus many potential contributing factors.