Indicators and questions for monitoring WASH and related infection prevention and control in delivery rooms:

This module for monitoring WASH and related IPC in delivery rooms is a final draft - the indicators and questions can now be used in relevant surveys and programmes. No WASH expertise is required to use them. The indicators build upon existing JMP indicators for monitoring WASH in health care facilities (in general service areas) and WHO’s Essential Environmental Health Standards in Health Care (2008). The JMP is seeking feedback from users up to the 28th February 2020 after which time a revised version will be published. Please share your feedback via

Safe management of wastes from health care activities [Russian]

A summary of the 2014 WHO global standards for health care waste management

Safe management of waste from health care activities: A summary

A summary of the 2014 WHO global standards for health care waste management

Hygiene on maternity units: lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India

As the proportion of deliveries in health institutions increases in LMICs, so do the challenges of maintaining standards of hygiene and preventing healthcare-associated infections in mothers and babies. A needs assessment was conducted in seven maternity units in Gujarat, India, and eight in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh in 2014.

Improving Maternal Health in Zanzibar through Improved WASH

A briefing note on a Government of Zanzibar-commissioned and SHARE-funded study that examines the standards of WASH, infection prevention control and solid waste management across ZanzibarÕs thirty-seven maternity units.

Monitoring drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene in non-household settings: Priorities for policy and practice

A review of international standards, international and national actors, and monitoring initiatives on WASH in non-household settings.

Manual of standrads for Primary care facilities

This Manual of Standards for Primary Care Facilities shall serve as a guide for stakeholders in health facility planning and development for these health facilities. Chapters of the manual discusses... Read more »