This report presents the data collected from certain health facilities with delivery rooms that in Papua New Guinea. It aims to provide statistical data for the development of “WASH INTO HEALTH CARE FACILITY POLICY”; and guidelines for the design of water supply, sanitation and also enable, stimulate and promote appropriate hygiene practices in the health facilities.
This study aimed to investigate availability of WASH policies, standards, and services for childbirth and newborn care in hospitals in East Asia and the Pacific. Descriptive analysis of survey data and observations of water, sanitation and hygiene services in maternity and neonatal care rooms and of deliveries in 153 hospitals in Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Viet Nam. The main outcome measures were availability of national policies and standards; availability of water, sanitation, and hygiene services in maternity rooms and neonatal care units; and practice of hygiene at childbirth.