WASH FIT ASSESSMENT: SIMPLIFIED FOR COVID-19 [Spanish]

08.07.2020
A simplified version (in Excel) in of the WASH FIT assessment tool for use in facilities who are preparing for, or responding to, COVID-19 cases. The basic methodology of WASH FIT remains the same but is built on a shorter assessment tool, focusing on the most important aspects of WASH in HCF which are needed to respond to COVID-19. The indicators are based on the latest WHO technical guidance on WASH in HCF for COVID-19, available at: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/water-sanitation-hygiene-and-waste-management-for-the-covid-19-virus-interim-guidance. This tool is also available in English and French. An electronic version (in all 3 languages) is available on Kobo Toolbox at: https://ee.kobotoolbox.org/x/egDN1mUO. If you would like support using the electronic version, contact Janet Ausel. Thanks go to Food for the Hungry and Engineers Without Borders USA for their support developing this tool.

WASH FIT ASSESSMENT: SIMPLIFIED FOR COVID-19 [French]

08.07.2020
A simplified version (in Excel) in of the WASH FIT assessment tool for use in facilities who are preparing for, or responding to, COVID-19 cases. The basic methodology of WASH FIT remains the same but is built on a shorter assessment tool, focusing on the most important aspects of WASH in HCF which are needed to respond to COVID-19. The indicators are based on the latest WHO technical guidance on WASH in HCF for COVID-19, available at: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/water-sanitation-hygiene-and-waste-management-for-the-covid-19-virus-interim-guidance. This tool is also available in English and Spanish. An electronic version (in all 3 languages) is available on Kobo Toolbox at: https://ee.kobotoolbox.org/x/egDN1mUO. If you would like support using the electronic version, contact Janet Ausel. Thanks go to Food for the Hungry and Engineers Without Borders USA for their support developing this tool.

WASH FIT Assessment: Simplified for COVID-19 [English] – updated Oct 2020

14.04.2020
A simplified version (in Excel) in of the WASH FIT assessment tool for use in facilities who are preparing for, or responding to, COVID-19 cases. The basic methodology of WASH FIT remains the same but is built on a shorter assessment tool, focusing on the most important aspects of WASH in HCF which are needed to respond to COVID-19. The indicators are based on the latest WHO technical guidance on WASH in HCF for COVID-19, available at: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/water-sanitation-hygiene-and-waste-management-for-the-covid-19-virus-interim-guidance. This tool is also available in Spanish and French. An electronic version (in English, French, Spanish and Arabic) is available on Kobo Toolbox at: https://ee.kobotoolbox.org/x/egDN1mUO. If you would like support using the electronic version, contact Janet Ausel. Thanks go to Food for the Hungry and Engineers Without Borders USA for their support developing this tool.

Piloting WASH FIT in Health Care Facilities in Hlaing Thayar Township, Yangon Region (Myanmar)

04.12.2019
How to start WASH in HCF projects on the right foot? Use approaches that enable the community to assess their own facilities and formulate improvement plans before investing in infrastructure and equipment.
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Lessons learnt from WASH FIT Interventions in the FDMN Settlements, Cox’s Bazaar

04.12.2019
A detailed report of how WASH FIT was implemented in 21 health care facilities in Cox's Bazaar and results of an evaluation one year on.

WASH FIT Training report – Cox’s Bazaar PHC managers

04.12.2019
Report from a training of primary health care managers implementing WASH FIT in Cox's Bazaar camp, Bangladesh.

WASH Assessment and Surveillance System in Health facilities in the Gaza Strip

09.05.2019
UNICEF supported the first-ever study titled “WASH Assessment and Surveillance System in Health facilities in the Gaza Strip,” funded by ECHO in partnership with the INGO WW-GVC. This study covered 21 health care facilities (5 hospitals and 16 primary healthcare clinics). The study used the triangulation of qualitative and quantitative information to allow a realistic translation of the data that would lead to more comprehensive results and generating evidence-based policy options for actions. This was achieved through face-to-face interviews with key personnel in each HCF (the medical/nursing director, admin director, IPC committee member and head of engineering and maintenance department) and a walk-through checklist inspection of the main WASH infrastructures and amenities by qualified engineers, hygiene and health experts. The data were analyzed in line with: (i) JMP Core indicators for availability of basic WASH services in HCFs, (ii) Advanced indicators from WASH in HCFs (WHO WASH FIT), (iii) Investment’s costs in the WASH infrastructure (an estimation for the coast of investments in WASH infrastructure rehabilitation. In addition, the assessment included key informant interviews with key personnel in the Ministry of Health (MoH), Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) and Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU) to evaluate the waterborne disease surveillance system implemented at the MoH and its ability to trigger an outbreak as well as roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the response.

A conceptual evaluation framework for the water and sanitation for health facility improvement tool (WASH FIT)

01.05.2019
Routine use of the WASH FIT tool coupled with WASH infrastructure improvements can lead to better IPC practices.

WASH FIT – WHO and UNICEF Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool

03.04.2018
WHO and UNICEF Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool
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