Approaches to health care waste management: Health workers guide

05.11.2021
This document presents guidelines for reducing the incidence of injury and disease arising from the improper management of health care waste among health workers at health facilities and the population at large in Uganda.

National policy on injection safety and health care waste management, Uganda (2004)

05.11.2021
The Uganda National Injection Safety and Health Care Waste Management Policy sets out strategies for ensuring that patients, health workers, communities and the environment are protected from risks associated with unnecessary and unsafe injections.

Hand Hygiene For All – improving access and behaviour in health care facilities

18.10.2020
This new brief from WHO provides insights into available strategies and approaches to hand hygiene improvement in health care facilities (HCFs) in support of the new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)/World Health Organization (WHO) Hand Hygiene for All Initiative, including sustainable interventions. The brief draws on learning from legacy work and the current evidence base. It emphasizes the synergistic relationship between IPC and WASH in HCFs and summarizes how joint action and collaboration is essential for improvement in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and beyond.

WASH in HCF – key resource list

06.03.2020
A list of WASH in healthcare facilities resources has been complied and includes related infection prevention and control and AMR documents, as well as a list of key websites for further reading.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Toilet Day Social Media pack

14.11.2019
Example twitter messages for anyone to use during World Antibiotic Awareness Week and on World Toilet Day - join us to make sure we speak in one voice about committing to and improving water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities

Cheat sheet for standards and accountability mechanisms

11.10.2019
A cheat sheet with some common terms and suggestions relating to developing national standards and accountability mechanisms. Informed by discussions during one of the learning labs at the Global Meeting on WASH in health care facilities (Zambia, September 2019).

Template to develop an aide memoire – building workforce capacity for WASH in HCF

08.10.2019
This template was used at a workshop in Zambia in September 2019. The template should be printed in A1 size i.e. very big (!) and used in workshop exercises for participants to write on while they discuss each point. The final product can be used as an aide memoire for countries to take steps in building workforce capacity to support WASH in health care facilities improvement.

Health Care Waste Management Policy for Ghana

01.09.2019
This policy is a revision of the health care waste management policy and guidelines of 2006 and seeks to improve HCWM in accordance with existing international conventions through adoption of best available technology and best environmental practices.