Metrics for progress

1.       By 2019, a global campaign, management structure and mechanism for providing technical support is in place and is working to support national efforts.

2.       By 2020, all countries have completed and reported baseline WASH in HCF assessments, have set national targets that identify and act to reduce sub-national disparities and are developing or have developed and are implementing national standards.

3.       By 2020, at least 30 international partners and donors have made financial and non-financial commitments to improve WASH in health care facilities[1].

4.       By 2022, all countries have made fully functional WASH services a fundamental element of all plans, budgets and implementation efforts for improving quality of care, strengthening infection prevention and control, preventing AMR, and supporting the commitment to universal health coverage.

5.       By 2022, at least 30 countries and by 2025, at least 60 countries lacking basic and/or advanced WASH services in health care facilities have developed and are implementing a national WASH in HCF package[2] as part of overall quality of care efforts.

6.       By 2022, at least 30 countries[3] and by 2025, at least 60 countries have achieved universal basic WASH services in health care facilities that provide delivery services, with clear processes of accountability and engagement of key stakeholders.

7.       By 2025, at least 30 countries have met or exceeded national targets in an equitable manner.


[1] Commitments will be tracked and reported on annually. Once more data is available on financing needs and options, including domestic financing, it may allow for calculating the funding gap.

[2] The national package includes an active cross-sectoral coordination mechanism, a baseline assessment and policy analysis, national targets, minimum standards, a costed and fully financed plan, regular monitoring and review and implementation of recommended risk-based improvement approaches.

[3] This denotes countries that currently lack such services.