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Water, sanitation, hygiene, and waste management for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

This interim guidance supplements the infection prevention and control (IPC) documents by summarizing WHO guidance on water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and waste management relevant to viruses, including coronaviruses. This document is an update to the interim guidance document entitled ‘Water, sanitation, hygiene, and waste management for the COVID-19 virus’, published on 23 March 2020. It is intended for water and sanitation practitioners and providers, and health-care providers who want to know more about WASH and waste risks and practices in relation to COVID-19.


July 31, 2020

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WASH in health care facilities – Practical steps for universal access to quality care

This document includes practical steps that Member States can take at the national and sub-national level and the WHO and UNICEF response to the 2018 UN Secretary General’s Call to Action.


April 3, 2019

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WASH FIT - WHO and UNICEF Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool

WHO and UNICEF Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool


April 3, 2018

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