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Supporting resilient communities through sustainable WASH and energy services in health care facilities

Hear the 2021 Stockholm World Water Week event with WHO, UNICEF, FCDO, SIDA and WaterAid. It focuses on the integration between WASH, energy and climate resilience in healthcare facilities including case studies who have begun integrating energy and climate in their WASH programming or policy activities. A poll of session participants found that 50% were currently integrating both energy and climate into WASH in healthcare facilities.

WASH FIT draft package – instructions for review

WASH FIT has been updated and is available for review from 19th August until 20th September 2021. If you are interested to contribute to the review process, all the details can be found in this document. Thank you in advance your interest and contributions. Any questions, please email washinhcf@who.int.

Global Water 2020 Legacy Assets

As Global Water 2020 sunsets, we are pleased to share a wide selection of materials we have aggregated and generated, with the hope you will find these helpful as you keep up the momentum and continue your important WASH in HCF work.  Please make use of these assets and share them widely! With thanks on behalf of the Global Water 2020 team. 

WASH in HCF Evaluation and Reporting Tools

When assessing WASH in healthcare facility surveys, tasks such as cleaning and analyzing the data, and reporting back to facilities can be time-consuming and/or require unavailable expertise. This tool was created to address those tasks as part of The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development’s initiative to evaluate WASH in 150 of its healthcare facilities and provide support. It has since been adapted so that others could use it for data analysis and reporting.

These tools evaluate a quick WASH in healthcare facility survey (~45 minutes) to assess which facilities meet basic JMP standards, and create reports that highlight each facilities’ Strengths, what issues could be addressed without additional funding (Minor Issues to Resolve), and what issues require additional funding to resolve (Major Issues to Resolve). These reports and the next steps document should be sent to each facility, and may also be helpful when seeking funding. These tools are available for both R and Excel, in both English and French. The R version automatically produces facility reports, and the Excel version provides all prompts that need to be pasted into the reports. The Excel version is recommended for organizations evaluating less healthcare facilities (e.g. <20), and the R version is recommended for organizations evaluating many facilities. Prior experience with R is not required. Descriptions of how to use the tools and what files are provided are in the intro tab for the Excel tool, and the file titled README Guide to Using the Tool.docx.

If you have any questions about these tools, please contact stephenpathilton@gmail.com.

WASH in HCF Communications Assets

Please adapt this un-branded messaging to promote your work, as you keep up the important drumbeat and tell your own story! KEY MESSAGING, DATA, QUOTES AND MORE: Core messaging Faith-based core messaging 1-page leave-behind 3-page overview (and leave-behind) 10 Talking Points Notable quotes It’s Not Just COVID (HealthCare facilities need WASH!) News articles on WASH in HCF (2016 to 2021): Hundreds of articles and op-eds have been published in dozens of diverse media outlets, including: Washington Post, USA Today, TIME, The Guardian, The Hill Congressional Blog, FOX.com, DEVEX (also see their 2021 feature WASH WORKS), Global Health NOW, Council on Foreign Relations, Reuters; USAID, UNICEF and WHO blogs; engineering magazines, faith-based publications, and many more.   Video and Photo Resources: WHO/UNICEF’s YouTube channel features WASH in HCF video content Global Water 2020’s YouTube channel features WASH in HCF video content A professionally shot, compelling photo exhibit depicts the lack of WASH in HCF (physical & electronic). Available free of charge upon request. Contact: susankbarnett@gmail.com