Year Issued: 2023

Dissemination of WASH Fit guidelines in the Republic of Philippines.

The document is from Ministry of Health to disseminate the guidelines on WASH Fit in Philippines. The guidelines on WASH FIT aim to contribute to the attainment of the country’s goals towards sustainable development, climate action, and universal health care. WASH FIT shall complement the implementation of the Philippine Health Facility Development Plan 2020-2040, which serves as the country’s roadmap to accessible health care anchored to a modern, resilient, and sustainable healthcare system.

Regional WASH Fit training in Nairobi on (20-24) March-Report

WHO’s AFRO and UNICEF ESARO regional offices hosted a five-day training in Nairobi-Kenya from the 20th to 24th of March 2023 focusing on training trainers’ who are involved in improving WASH services in healthcare facilities, infection prevention, and quality of care. Find the agenda of the training attached.

Agenda of Regional WASH FIT training, Nairobi March 2023

WHO’s AFRO and UNICEF ESARO regional offices hosted a five-day training in Nairobi-Kenya from the 20th to 24th of March 2023 focusing on training trainers’ who are involved in improving WASH services in healthcare facilities, infection prevention, and quality of care. Find the agenda of the training attached.

A global taskforce on WASH in health care facilities: synthesis 2022-2023

WHO and UNICEF convened a series of stakeholder ‘think-tanks’ coinciding with the launch of the Global Report on WASH in health care facilities in December 2020, to discuss barriers to progress. A Global Taskforce on WASH in health care facilities, comprising approximately 30 key partners/thought leaders, evolved from these think-tanks to provide input to WHO and UNICEF on global strategic direction, coordination, and to allow for information exchange and dialogue.  Find more about the task force key activities in the attached document.

The purpose of the task force is to:

  • Encourage and hold accountable national governments to achieve the objectives established by WHA 72/7 and SDG 3 and SDG 6
  • Reinforce calls for strong health leadership (e.g. mobilising political leaders at global events including G7, G20, UNGA)
  • Work at country level to increase demand, financing and integration of WASH in health programming and reporting
  • Support greater collaboration with other initiatives (e.g. UHC, Child/maternal health, AMR, climate smart health systems, Hand Hygiene for All)