Combatting AMR through WASH and IPC in healthcare

02.10.2020
This updated two page flier, jointly produced by WHO, UNICEF and WaterAid, details the latest burden from poor WASH and IPC in health care, the role WASH and IPC serve in preventing AMR and the benefits of joint action and investments. It also provides examples of effective, collaborative action at the global, national and facility level. It allows anyone working in these fields to speak confidently about the current core issues, as well as solutions and will ultimately drive quality of care given how critical WASH and IPC measures are for AMR reduction and overall patient safety.

Suggested Twitter messages for World Water Day 2020

21.03.2020
Global Water 2020White Ribbon Alliance, and Global Health Council are aiming to amplify the WHO new Twitter campaign: The Safe Hands Challenge [#safehands]. They have created suggested tweets and graphics for you to use and to and encourage your colleagues/friends/family to take action too.

Shared Messaging for WASH and Health Sectors (4): 1 pager Leave-Behind

09.03.2020
A set of key messaging for supporting WASH in HCF advocacy. Please refer to related documents:  Key messages; Talking points; and 2-pager.
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Messaging for WASH and Health Sectors, including on COVID-19 (updated 20 April)

09.03.2020
A set of five documents with key messaging for supporting WASH in HCF advocacy. The pack includes key messages and talking points, including for WASH & COVID-19.
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Shared Messaging for WASH and Health Sectors (3): 2-page summary

09.03.2020
A set of key messaging for supporting WASH in HCF advocacy. Please refer to related documents:  Key messages; Talking points; and 1-page Leave-Behind.
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Shared Messaging for WASH and Health Sectors (2): Talking points

09.03.2020
A set of key messaging for supporting WASH in HCF advocacy. Please refer to related documents:  Key messages; 2-page summary; and 1-page Leave-Behind.
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Shared Messaging for WASH and Health Sectors (1): Key messaging

09.03.2020
A set of key messaging for supporting WASH in HCF advocacy. Please refer to related documents:  Talking points; 2-page summary; and 1-page Leave-Behind.
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Eritrea Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Bottleneck Analysis Report

30.12.2019
Government of Eritrea and the United Nations Children’s Fund analyzed bottlenecks hindering the delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Eritrea. The results identified the major bottlenecks for WASH in institutions to be (i). Lack of policy and legal framework that includes provisions for operational sustainability; (ii). Lack of a well-functioning coordinating body; (iii) Unsupportive conditions (lack of an enabling environment) for the application of service delivery models; (iv) Insufficient funding that arises from weak institutional and individual capacities to create a successful mechanism to raise funds and diversify sources of funding; (v) Lack of a well-established monitoring feedback system to improve decision-making at different levels; and (vi) Weak institutional, individual and financial capacities to develop a human resources strategy. The main underlying causes of the major bottlenecks for WASH in institutions are limited human, financial, institutional and organizational capacities of institutions, and low levels of commitment of policy- and decision-makers. The report cited that the total financing gap to implement the recommended activities to remove the bottlenecks to service delivery in WASH in institutions is about USD 3.73 million.

Global Framework for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

30.12.2019
Global Framework for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene has been developed in recognition that Urban WASH is an emerging area of focus in Global UNICEF Strategy for WASH 2016-2030. The Framework creates a common vision for UNICEF’s approach to Urban WASH programming. It is expected to support country, regional and global WASH teams to have a clear and shared sense of direction and common purpose in efforts to secure engagement in supporting the most marginalized urban children and their families with WASH services. This framework is designed to offer opportunities for partnerships and an alignment of approaches for addressing WASH challenges in urban areas including WASH in healthcare facilities. Thus, the document is useful for advocacy and raising awareness of UNICEF’s priorities and plans for urban WASH interventions while supporting engagement with external partners to move forward the global urban WASH agenda collectively. The framework mentions the assessment of WASH service delivery in urban healthcare facilities and public institutions (markets, public transport hubs/motor parks etc.) to be among the potential entry points and priority activities by programme thematic area, for service-level support, for engaging in urban WASH. It would equally serve as a basis for evidence generation.

Investment case for water, sanitation and hygiene in Eritrea

09.12.2019
The Government of Eritrea, with support from UNICEF, has developed the 2019–2030 OneWASH Strategy and Investment Plan to achieve universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation. The plan’s strategic objectives reflect key Sustainable Development Goal 6 targets in which WASH in health centers is one of them. A total budget of US$674,357,0006 is required to implement OneWASH. Out of this, 55,643,000 USD will be required for establishing WASH services in institutions.