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.
Skat Foundation, as part of the hands4health project, undertook a study to identify all existing tools and approaches which can be applied to WASH in HCF. This document provides an excel list of all identified resources, including those specific to WASH in HCF, those that could be applied from WASH in Schools and those from health that may not be specific to WASH.
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.
Slides from the August 2021 meeting of the global community of practice on decentralized chlorine production.