A review of health-care waste management policies in the Western Pacific Region

A review was carried out on health-care waste management policies in the Western Pacific Region, encompassing 16 countries and areas with diverse systems and resources. This report presents key findings... Read more »

National WASH Standards and Implementation Guidelines for healthcare facilities-Bangladesh

This document is the National WASH and waste standards in healthcare facilities in Bangladesh (2023).

How hospitals in Nepal are making waste their business

Since the COVID pandemic, major hospitals across Nepal have set up environmentally friendly systems to segregate, treat and dispose of healthcare waste. Together with WHO Nepal and UNICEF, the project supported... Read more »

Costs of Health Care Associated Infections from Inadequate Water and Sanitation in Health Care Facilities in Eastern and Southern Africa

In Eastern and Southern Africa, an estimated 3.1 million HAIs in 2022 incurred over 320,000 excess deaths. When all the direct and indirect costs are considered, it is likely that... Read more »

WASH Reflections from Dnipro, Ukraine

Dr. Maragaret Montgomery, the lead of WASH in Healthcare facilities and settings in WASH Unit-WHO shares her reflection from her recent visit to Dnipro, in Eastern Ukraine. She co-facilitated a... Read more »

Technical webinar series: Costing & Budgeting for WASH in healthcare facilities

WHO & UNICEF hosted a technical webinar on Costing and Budgeting for WASH in healthcare facilities on 1st of February 2024. Watch the technical webinar here and find the slides... Read more »

UN General Assembly resolution: Sustainable, safe and universal water, sanitation, hygiene, waste and electricity services in health care facilities

The new resolution emphasizes the critical role these services play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and underscores the gaps in current global services. It also encourages Member... Read more »

WASH FIT Training Report-Nigeria

WHO & UNICEF organized a national WASH FIT training in Keffi Town-Nigeria in close collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency. The training was held for five days... Read more »

WASH FIT Training Report in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone conducted a national WASH FIT training from the 4th to the 8th of December 2023. The training targeted 38 health professionals from national and district and facility levels.... Read more »

A National Investment Case on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)in Health-Care Facilities (HCFs) in Tajikistan

This document is National Investment case on WASH in healthcare facilities in Tajikistan. The document includes quantification cost of actions and inaction to achieve the SDG 6 target for WASH... Read more »


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