This report objective is to capitalize on and share the achievements, lessons learned, and constraints related to the implementation of the WASH FIT for a review of existing tools and scale-up from 2015 till 2022. Find the report here!
Mali has developed a National Strategy for WASH in Healthcare facilities 2023-2027 with a goal of improving 80% of healthcare facilities by 2027. Find the national strategy below!
WHO and UNICEF hosted a practitioners’ webinar on use and scale-up of WASH FIT on the 21st of November 2023. Nearly 100 individuals participated from all regions of the world. Just over half had used WASH FIT with the remainder looking to learn how to start with WASH FIT in their countries and secure technical and financial support. A number of country examples where WASH FIT has been scaled up were presented. Find the presentations here!
Water, sanitation, and healthcare waste management are essential services in healthcare facilities to ensure the quality of care and minimize infection risk. World Health Organization (WHO) Cox Bazar’s sub-office supported the implementation of the Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool in 21 purposively selected HCFs in Rohingya refugee settlements. This paper presents the results from monitoring a total of 16 WASH FIT indicators from three of the seven WASH FIT domains (five on water, five on sanitation, and six on health care waste management) for one year. Read the paper here!
WHO & UNICEF held a virtual roundtable earlier this week to discuss the global framework for Action on WASH and electricity in healthcare facilities. Find the slides here!
This document is a training report of the national training on WASH FIT in Kenya. Ministry of Health Kenya, UNICEF HQ & UNICEF Kenya co-facilitated a WASH FIT training in October 2023 in Machakos town-Kenya. Find more about the training from the report below!
This document is a training report of the national training of trainers on WASH FIT in Ethiopia. Ministry of Health Ethiopia, World Vision Ethiopia and WHO Ethiopia co-facilitated the training in July 2023 in Bahir Dar town, Ethiopia. Find more about the training from the report below!
WHO SEARO has published a toolkit on mainstreaming of gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) in WASH in health-care facilities. The Toolkit is aligned with the eight practical steps outlined in “WASH in health care facilities: Practical steps to achieve universal access to quality care”, as well as key components of the “Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT). The Toolkit includes several tools, resources and case studies from countries (in SEARO region) that WASH practitioners may find helpful when designing and implementing facility-level programs. Find the toolkit here!