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A National Investment Case on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)in Health-Care Facilities (HCFs) in Tajikistan

This document is National Investment case on WASH in healthcare facilities in Tajikistan. The document includes quantification cost of actions and inaction to achieve the SDG 6 target for WASH and waste services in HCFs in Tajikistan by 2030. The study estimates the costs of achieving full coverage of limited, basic and improved WASH, and waste services based on 20 sampled HCFs in rural and urban settings (as primary sample), 42 secondary level facilities and 1500 PHCs covered by UNICEF (as secondary sample), and investment modeling has been implied across all 3,297 public HCFs registered in Tajikistan. Find the document here!

WASH FIT training Report-Gambia

Gambia conducted a national WASH FIT training which targeted 30 participants from Ministry of Health, Water and Education and regional health offices public health officers, health officers from selected Healthcare facilities. UNICEF facilitated the training which was from the 30 October – 3 November 2023 at Bwiam in Gambia.

Technical webinar series: WASH FIT

WHO and UNICEF hosted a practitioners’ webinar on use and scale-up of WASH FIT on the 21st of November 2023. Nearly 100 individuals participated from all regions of the world. Just over half had used WASH FIT with the remainder looking to learn how to start with WASH FIT in their countries and secure technical and financial support. A number of country examples where WASH FIT has been scaled up were presented. Find the presentations here!

WASH FIT implementation in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh- results after 1 year

Water, sanitation, and healthcare waste management are essential services in healthcare facilities to ensure the quality of care and minimize infection risk. World Health Organization (WHO) Cox Bazar’s sub-office supported the implementation of the Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool in 21 purposively selected HCFs in Rohingya refugee settlements. This paper presents the results from monitoring a total of 16 WASH FIT indicators from three of the seven WASH FIT domains (five on water, five on sanitation, and six on health care waste management) for one year. Read the paper here!

Toolkit on mainstreaming of gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) in WASH in health-care facilities

WHO SEARO has published a toolkit on mainstreaming of gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) in WASH in health-care facilities. The Toolkit is aligned with the eight practical steps outlined in “WASH in health care facilities: Practical steps to achieve universal access to quality care”, as well as key components of the “Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT). The Toolkit includes several tools, resources and case studies from countries (in SEARO region) that WASH practitioners may find helpful when designing and implementing facility-level programs. Find the toolkit here!

Quality, Accessible and Safe Healthcare: Lessons on Strengthening WASH in Healthcare Facilities

Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCFs) is critical to the delivery of high-quality and safe care, yet the first global WASH in HCF status report in 2015 revealed a crisis in this fundamental aspect of quality healthcare. This report synthesizes and shares lessons arising from Water for Women WASH in HCF projects implemented by civil society organization (CSO) partners in eight Asia-Pacific countries from 2018 to 2022, including Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.