Findings from SNV baseline on health care facilities in 5 countries

15.09.2019
Preliminary results from a survey of health care facilities conducted by SNV in 16 cities across 5 countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Tanzania and Zambia). 366 facilities were surveyed in total.

Ensuring Mother and Child Health at the Hospital with Wash in Health Care Facilities: Focus on Autonomous Chlorine Production in Zambia

28.06.2018
Poster presented and awared with the first prize at 2018 International Tech4Dev Conference, EPFL Lausanne. Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI) pose a significant threat to the health of patients and health care employees in developing countries. Limited resources are available for health facilities: It is estimated that 15% of patients in low-income countries develop one or more infections during a hospital stay, of which water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a contributor (Allegranzi et al., 2011). Infections account for a third of the 3.6 million neonatal deaths each year and for 15% of maternal deaths (Lawn et al., 2010). In 2016 Ministry of Health and UNICEF started a pilot project in 55 Zambian health care facilities implementing basic WASH infrastructures including disinfectant production, waste management and hand washing to effectively prevent diseases. A specific focus was given to mother and child health to reduce burden of disease by autonomous production of sodium hypochlorite, using electrolysis to transform saline solution into disinfectant with WATA technology.

MDGi _ ER2:the Zambian experience, from Pilot to Scale up

26.03.2016
Presentations given at the Annual Global WASH in HCF Meeting, London, March 2016

Improving water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities in Zambia

26.03.2015
Presentations from the WASH in HCF Global Meeting, Geneva, 2015.

Improvement of WASH in health care facilities in Zambia

26.03.2015
Presentations from the WASH in HCF Global Meeting, Geneva, 2015.