Join this WHO and UNICEF webinar on Wednesday 6th September! The webinar builds on the Global Summit on WASH and Waste in health care facilities: Realising safe and sustainable infrastructure for improved quality of care, that took place in June 2023 in Amman, Jordan. The Summit report and presentations can be found here. Speakers and panelists will include WHO, UNICEF and a number of government and partners who participated in the summit. Register here and download the flyer below to share with your networks.
the guidelines identified in this guideline shall contribute to the attainment of the country’s goals towards sustainable development, climate action and universal health care. The development of the Guidelines of WASH FIT is aligned with the technical standards and guidelines of a green, safe and climate resilient health facility. Find the guidelines here!
The Green and Safe Health Facilities Manual details environmental considerations for all health facilities. The standards and criteria in this manual are aimed at enhancing patient safety through improved indoor environmental quality, site sustainability, health care waste management, energy and water efficiency in all facilities. Find the manual here!
The Global Summit on WASH and Waste in Healthcare Facilities was hosted in Amman Jordan from the 13th till the 15th of June. The 3 days summits had more than 12 sessions addressing countries success and insights and presentations from expert in waste management, climate change, energy, other health programs (IPC, MMR). The summit included Mini skill session on monitoring, financing, leadership and workforce improvement. Find the combined shared presentations here:
The training aimed to capacitate IPC and WASH experts who are members of the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) from different ICAN regional hubs. The training was conducted for three and half days during 12 – 15 June 2023 in Addis Ababa. A total of 17 participants (60% female) attended the training from 10 countries (Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Egypt (virtual), Ethiopia (6), Madagascar, Nigeria (3), South Africa, Tanzania (virtual), and Zimbabwe. Find more here!
Maintaining a clean environment in healthcare settings is essential to the prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and the spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Despite progress, environmental cleaning is more often poorly financed and lacks routine data for monitoring, especially in resource-limited settings. This document is a brief on healthcare cleaning in resource-limited settings. Find more here!
More than 32 countries attended the Global Summit on WASH and Waste in Healthcare Facilities held in Amman-Jordan from 13-15June. Countries shared their progress in the 8 practical steps and their major achievements, challenges and the key next steps in WASH, waste, climate resilience and GEDSI. Find more here!
This report focuses on global and national efforts and progress to improve WASH, cleaning and health care waste management in health care facilities. It builds upon the first update of progress published in 2020.