Operational Training and Learning in Ethiopia supports improved WASH and Safe Surgery
In 2015 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling for strengthening essential surgical care, including infection prevention and control standards to improve surgical safety. This gave the impetus for the Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust (SPECT) in 2017-18 to implement a training course in Ethiopia. This aimed to break the chain of infection by ensuring health care workers knew how to and had the resources required for proper cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments. Thus, enhancing the hygiene aspect of WASH in health care.