During the World Health Summit 2022, WASH in HCF was highlighted due to its crucial importance now more than ever. Here is the presentation on ‘Investing in Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Waste in HCF: modest costs with high returns’.
This module addresses the waste management principles, waste management procedures for waste streams such as general waste, infectious waste, pathological waste, food waste and Covid -19 waste. Additionally, it describes the occupational health and safety of employees handling healthcare waste, the procedure of conducting waste audits and the legal aspects of healthcare waste management in Sri Lanka. This module can be used as a training guide as well as a handbook on healthcare waste management for health care workers in Sri Lanka.
Blog post from WHO Indonesia on their inclusive WASH in HCFs programming.
Blog post from WHO Indonesia on climate resilient, environmentally sustainable WASH and waste management services.
This 2022 update from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) presents national, regional and global estimates for WASH in health care facilities up to the year 2021, with a special focus on the linkages between WASH and infection prevention and control (IPC).
To achieve universal coverage of WASH in health care facilities, WHO and UNICEF developed the 8 Practical Steps to help guide national action. This document outlines the existing resources for each of these steps, as well as providing examples from countries who have already achieved the step.
Objectives: To evaluate the availability of WASH services in selected health facilities in Cameroon; To identify key gaps in provision of services; To use findings for advocacy
Delivered by H.E. Mr. Enrique A. Manalo, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, on behalf of the Group of Friends in Support of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities (March 2022).
This WHO Strategic Response Plan (SRP) will be implemented in collaboration with partners providing life-saving support to people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, whether they are inside or outside Ukraine. It is an overarching framework built on the Ukraine Flash Appeal 2022 to guide priorities and work, according to access and location, in support of national and local authorities who are leading the readiness, response and early recovery activities. The timeframe of this SRP is six months.
WASH in HCF and IPC are part of the response plan.