Combatting AMR through WASH and IPC in healthcare

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.

WASH in HCF – key resource list

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

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

Review of Progress on Antimicrobial Resistance

This report, written by Charles Clift from the Centre on Global Health Security, follows from the 2016 Review on Antimicrobial Resistance which had a global impact in raising the profile of AMR. The report calls on the need to do more on WASH to address AMR, including requiring countries to include water and sanitation investments as a key criteria for receiving funds.

Partnership for Improving Health System Resilience in Laamu Atoll, Maldives

WHO is one of the 7 members of the UN Country team in the Maldives supporting the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development project. This Reports describes the initiation of green health care waste management systems.