Year Issued: 2023

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 States to integrate these services into national health planning and calls for improved international cooperation to support developing countries in this area. In addition, the Resolution highlights the need for cross-sectoral engagement, national roadmaps, adequate resourcing and regular monitoring and evaluation to ensure the provision of these essential services. Find the resolution here!

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 from 20-24 November 2023, with a purpose of training 25 participants from national, sub-national and facility levels to be WASH FIT trainers who will be qualified to facilitate WASH FIT training and support the implementation of the tool on three levels: national, sub-national, and facility levels. Participants visited primary healthcare facilities in Keffi town-Nigeria and drafted an improvement plan for the facilities and a proposed budgeted action plan for national, sub-national and facility levels. These plans are included in the training report. Find the report here!

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. The training was facilitated by Ministry of Health Sierra Leone, UNICEF HQ & UNICEF Sierra Leone.

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 and waste services in HCFs in Tajikistan by 2030. The study estimates the costs of achieving full coverage of limited, basic and improved WASH, and waste services based on 20 sampled HCFs in rural and urban settings (as primary sample), 42 secondary level facilities and 1500 PHCs covered by UNICEF (as secondary sample), and investment modeling has been implied across all 3,297 public HCFs registered in Tajikistan. Find the document here!

WASH FIT training Report-Gambia

Gambia conducted a national WASH FIT training which targeted 30 participants from Ministry of Health, Water and Education and regional health offices public health officers, health officers from selected Healthcare facilities. UNICEF facilitated the training which was from the 30 October – 3 November 2023 at Bwiam in Gambia.

National Strategy for WASH in HCF 2023-2027-Mali

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!

Technical webinar series: WASH FIT

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!