Virtual event for WHA: Achieving sustainable WASH in health care: addressing COVID-19 and safe, quality care for all
DATE: Thursday 21st May 2020
TIME: 13:00-15:00 CET
LOCATION: Global/Virtual, register at https://link.medics.academy/WaSH
In the 52 weeks since the monumental WHA WASH in HCF Resolution was approved by every Member State, a pandemic has emerged that has affected every health system in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of WASH and its impact on the safety and quality of health care to the front and centre of the collective global mind. It has highlighted and reinforced the need to invest in the fundamentals if health care is to be safe and protect the vulnerable. And it has unfortunately demonstrated the impact in terms of human suffering and lives lost where these are not in place. This two-hour virtual meeting will provide a reality check on where we are in terms of progress since last year’s Resolution and afford an opportunity to explore how to accelerate action and investment to assure the world that clean hands, clean surfaces and clean practices in every health care facility can be an achievable and sustainable goal, including for the prevention of COVID-19.
The main objectives of the event are:
Register at https://link.medics.academy/WaSH
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