WHO supported Montenegro in executing an assessment of WASH in health care facilities, including the process of prioritisation and planning of activities, providing international experts and instruments for capacity building and for conducting the assessment. The assessment was key to raising awareness on important provisions related to WASH for ensuring quality of care, showing possible entry points and ways to take action and improve coverage of WASH provisions.
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A WHO global survey of the status of IPC programme implementation at national level with respect to the WHO IPC minimum requirements using an assessment tool derived from the WHO Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool (IPCAT-2), is accessible on-line via a new WHO Global IPC Portal. The survey will offer countries the opportunity to assess their implementation of the minimum requirements and track progress against previous assessments. The survey will be open from 28 July to 15 October 2021.
Over 10 years, it will cost US$6.5-9.6 billion to provide universal, basic WASH services in health care facilities in the 46 least developed countries. This averages to US$0.65 per capita, per year with waste management and sanitation accounting for the greatest proportion of costs. WHO and UNICEF coordinated the costing effort with inputs from World Bank, WaterAid, Water2020 and other key partners. Read the full analysis here.
A new 3 minute video has been launched to help people explain the concept of quality of care. Harm from poor quality health care is often more of an issue than lack of health care services. Watch the video here.
Earlier this month, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros officially launched the new action plan. The launch was followed by a two-day global consultation – Partners in action: Engaging stakeholders for implementing the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021–2030. Around 120 experts and partners worked to identify priorities and develop modalities for implementing the global action plan.
Presentations from the launch event will be available here.
Read the full action plan here.