Systematic review and meta-analysis: association between water and sanitation environment and maternal mortality

A study to assess whether the lack of water or the lack of sanitation facilities in either the home or in health facilities is associated with an increased risk of maternal mortality and to quantify the effect sizes.

Mali: assessment of WASH in HCF in southern districts (2013) [French]

An assessment conducted in 2013 in southern regions of Mali. Northern regions were assessed in a separate survey in 2014.

Technical Guidelines on Transport of Infectious Waste – UN 3291

his document provides guidance on how to package and transport Infectious Waste (classified as UN 3291) on public roads. Postal, airline and shipping of Infectious Waste is not considered by this document, because it is subject to special international or national regulations.

Manual of standrads for Primary care facilities

This Manual of Standards for Primary Care Facilities shall serve as a guide for stakeholders in health facility planning and development for these health facilities. Chapters of the manual discusses... Read more »

Clean birth and postnatal care practcies to reduce neonatal deaths

A review of the evidence for clean birth and postnatal care practices and estimate the effect on neonatal mortality from sepsis and tetanus for the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).

HCWM – Expanded Costing Analysis Tools (ECAT) – high-income countries

Allocating insufficient financial resources to manage HCW properly has an even greater financial cost in the medium and long term in terms of morbidity and mortality as well as environmental damage, that will, in the end, impact negatively on peoples’ health. The expanded costing analysis tool (ECAT) is a modified version of the cost analysis tool (CAT) and provides more options and approaches than the CAT. It was created to help the user estimate costs related to health care waste management (HCWM) at the health care facility (HCF), central treatment facility or cluster, and national levels. This tool consists of 3 excel sheets for the calculation of 1. low, 2. medium and 3. High-income countries. This one is the one for high-income countries. The structure is the same: • Input (Facility, cluster and national levels): Enables user to input required data • Assumptions (Facility, cluster and national levels): Lists assumptions used in the costing tool • Small HCFs: Calculates HCWM costs for small health-care facilities • Medium HCFs: Calculates HCWM costs for medium health-care facilities • Large HCFs: Calculates HCWM costs for large health-care facilities • Clusters : Calculates HCWM costs for cluster or centralized treatment facilities • National: National level Calculates HCWM costs at the national level • Results (Facility, cluster and national levels): Shows results of the calculations • Summary: Provides graphs and tables

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

First Global Patient Safety Challenge: "Clean Care is Safer Care"

A Guide to the Application of the WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy and the ñMy Five Moments for Hand Hygieneî Approach

Guidance on Hand Hygiene in Outpatient and Home-based Care and Long-term Care Facilities

Essential environmental health standards in health care

Global guidance on WASH in health care facilities. Also available in AR, FR, SP, RUS

Impact of maternal and birth attendant handwashing on neonatal mortality in southern Nepal

This paper seeks to estimate the association of birth attendant and maternal hand-washing practices on neonatal mortality in rural Nepal.

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