This document is a training report of the national training of trainers on WASH FIT in Ethiopia. Ministry of Health Ethiopia, World Vision Ethiopia and WHO Ethiopia co-facilitated the training in July 2023 in Bahir Dar town, Ethiopia. Find more about the training from the report below!
This document details the national standards of WASH in healthcare facilities in Palestine. The standards are available in English and Arabic. Find the standards here!
WHO SEARO has published a toolkit on mainstreaming of gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) in WASH in health-care facilities. The Toolkit is aligned with the eight practical steps outlined in “WASH in health care facilities: Practical steps to achieve universal access to quality care”, as well as key components of the “Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT). The Toolkit includes several tools, resources and case studies from countries (in SEARO region) that WASH practitioners may find helpful when designing and implementing facility-level programs. Find the toolkit here!
The topic of safe and resilient water and sanitation systems and plumbing in health care facilities was an important focus of the recent 2023 World Plumbing Council Congress, an organization in official relations with WHO, was held in Shanghai, China. In the preliminary opening, Arabella Hayter (WHO HQ) highlighted recent findings from the Global Progress Report on WASH, waste and electricity in health care facilities and the need to continue to integrate with health systems monitoring, programming and financing. The example of climate resilient WASH standards and wide-scale implementation of WASH FIT was highlighted by the presentation by Boni Magtibay (WHO Philippines). Find the presentation here!
WHO and UNICEF is launching WASH FIT implementation survey that aims to achieve a better understanding of how WASH FIT is being used and the outcomes of its implementation. It seeks to understand the outcomes and challenges of using WASH FIT in order to inform and strengthen future support to facility improvements through use and adaptation of WASH FIT support, guidance and advocacy.
The survey should be completed and submitted by a representative of a government body (e.g. Ministry of Health), WHO or UNICEF country office or implementing partner (e.g. NGO) who is knowledgeable about WASH FIT in the country concerned. The data will be analyzed for inclusion in a joint WHO/UNICEF report, to be published in 2024. In addition, the information collected may be used to develop more detailed case studies for training materials and future workshops/presentations. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 24th of November. If you have any question or would like more information: please contact: Arabella Hayter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nadia Abdalla email@example.com
Find the survey here!
Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCFs) is critical to the delivery of high-quality and safe care, yet the first global WASH in HCF status report in 2015 revealed a crisis in this fundamental aspect of quality healthcare. This report synthesizes and shares lessons arising from Water for Women WASH in HCF projects implemented by civil society organization (CSO) partners in eight Asia-Pacific countries from 2018 to 2022, including Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
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This document serves to guide global and national efforts and key collaborative actions to deliver water, sanitation, hygiene, waste (WASH), and electricity services in all healthcare facilities. It focuses on WASH and electricity services and ought to be implemented within broader health and climate efforts, including those focused on low carbon and climate resilient health care facilities and systems, “fit for purpose hospitals”, and more broadly efforts that support primary health care and delivery of high-quality, universal, essential health care.
WHO and UNICEF are now seeking your feedback on the Global Framework for Action and it’s implementation. You are invited to either fill out this short survey or download and provide in track changes comments and send back in WORD to Arabella Hayter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nadia Abdalla (email@example.com). The deadline for the survey and direct input is 6 November 2023. Find the Global Framework for Action here!
A training organized by MoH with financial and technical support of WHO from 12-16 December 2022 in Songo district for Tete province health emergency contingency plan development. The overall purpose of this capacity-building training was to train the participants on the use of the portable water quality test kit for analyses of water quality and to create awareness and skill among the trainees, integration of WASH FIT with ongoing WASH initiatives and programs in health care facilities. Furthermore, hands-on how to develop an incremental improvement action plan for healthcare facilities based on the risk factors to be assessed during a field visit to health facilities. Find more in the report!
In June, WHO and UNICEF published the Global Progress Report on WASH in Healthcare Facilities. This session will explore how members of the WASH in HCF Community of Practice can translate and implement the global recommendations into their own work. We will then deep dive into the third recommendation: developing the health workforce, with a discussion on strategies for sustained behavior change.