This document proposes minimum standards and guidelines for WASH and IPC in health facilities. It is intended to serve as a guide to staff in implementing IPC-WASH as well as a reference for standards in planning and implementation.
A set of slides presented at the launch webinar on 1st February 2022. The main document is available at https://www.washinhcf.org/resource/global-analysis-of-health-care-waste-in-the-context-of-covid-19-status-impacts-and-recommendations/
This report quantifies the additional healthcare waste generated as a result of COVID-19, describes current healthcare waste management systems and their deficiencies, and summarizes emerging best practices and solutions to reduce the impact of waste on human and environmental health.
The WASH FIT assessment form is now available in Excel. This new version is part of the updated WASH FIT package. This version includes automatic WASH FIT scores, calculation of JMP service ladders and an in-built risk assessment and improvement planning template.
WASH PRESS focuses on providing technical solutions to meet the WASH needs of health facilities during health emergency and disaster preparedness activities or in resource-constrained contexts. The document is the result of a systematic review of numerous technical guidelines, practices and tools from the WHO and other relevant institutions and universities in the sector. In a single tool, it combines the minimum standards and indicators to be met with technical solutions to achieve them, with an emphasis on what needs to be done (algorithms), how to do it (factsheets) and how much is needed (calculation tools). By publishing this document, the Pan American Health Organization aims to facilitate decision-making by those responsible for health facilities and for the planning and implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene measures, as well as immediate and timely action by health and auxiliary staff and, in general, by professionals in the sector. This publication complements the guidance provided in WASH FIT.