WASH in HCF in the media: January & February 2020

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Articles & blogs
The Moscow Times: 1 in 3 Russian hospitals lack water supply.

Inside Philanthropy: A Foundation Helped Bring a Quiet Global Health Crisis Out of the Shadows

ASCE News: Coronavirus: a wake up call for civil engineers.

Business Insider: The Wuhan coronavirus is now found on doorknobs, another reason that washing your hands is better than wearing a mask.

Think Global Health: Getting WASH into health care facilities: an urgent health need. Will the UN’s prioritization of clean, water and sanitation and hand washing in health care facilities finally breed action?

Save the Children: A series of blog posts authored by the BASICS (Bold Action to Stop Infections in Clinical Settings) team. BASICS is a new initiative that will transform healthcare and reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by at least 50%.

WaterAid Tanzania: The heroes of Geita: empowering midwives through water, sanitation and hygiene.

WaterAid UKGlobal health – new year, new decade, new challenges and opportunities: How can we tackle the World Health Organization’s urgent health challenges of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities, superbugs and equality in healthcare?

WaterAid India: Water, sanitation can systematically prevent antimicrobial resistance in India, The Wire

Journal articles
Gon et al. 2020 Behavioural determinants of hand washing and glove recontamination before aseptic procedures at birth: a time-and-motion study and survey in Zanzibar labour wards. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Oza et al. 2020 Application of tools to monitor environmental conditions, identify exposures, and inform decision-making to improve infection prevention and control practices in Malawian maternity wards. Environmental monitoring and assessment.

Patel et al. 2019 Assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene in HCFs: which tool to follow? Reviews on Environmental Health