Experiences of postnatal mothers with quality of care including water, sanitation and hygiene amenities during the outbreak of COVID – 19 in Ghana: An institutional cross-sectional study

Objective: To investigate the experiences and perceptions of postnatal mothers with quality of healthcare including WASH amenities among postnatal mothers in Ghana during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Global analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19: Slides from launch webinar

A set of slides presented at the launch webinar on 1st February 2022.

Global analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19: status, impacts and recommendations

This report quantifies the additional healthcare waste generated as a result of COVID-19, describes current healthcare waste management systems and their deficiencies, and summarizes emerging best practices and solutions to reduce the impact of waste on human and environmental health.

Flyer: Webinar to mark launch of WHO analysis of waste in the context of COVID-19

Download a flyer for the upcoming launch of the WHO waste report. Please share with your networks.

COVID-19 Waste management sourcebook

The COVID-19 Waste Management Sourcebook has been developed to supplement the existing DOH Health Care Waste Management Manual 4th Edition in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Sourcebook incorporates the Philippine policy issuances and guidelines developed in response to COVID-19 as well as relevant international standards.

Global analysis of healthcare waste in the context of COVID-19: status, impacts and recommendations

This WHO report, with special contributions from UNDP, the Global Fund, Health Care Without Harm, and the International Solid Waste Association, details how COVID-19 has forced the world to reckon with the gaps and neglected aspects of the waste stream and how we produce, use and discard of our health care resources, from cradle to grave.

WASH PRESS: Soluciones de agua, saneamiento e higiene y medidas de prevención y control de infecciones para la preparación y respuesta de los establecimientos de salud en casos de emergencias de salud y desastres

WASH PRESS focuses on providing technical solutions to meet the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of health facilities during health emergency and disaster preparedness activities or in resource-constrained contexts. The document is the result of a systematic review of numerous technical guidelines, practices and tools from the World Health Organization and other relevant institutions and universities in the sector. In a single tool, it combines the minimum standards and indicators to be met with technical solutions to achieve them, with an emphasis on what needs to be done (algorithms), how to do it (factsheets) and how much is needed (calculation tools). By publishing this document, the Pan American Health Organization aims to facilitate decision-making by those responsible for health facilities and for the planning and implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene measures, as well as immediate and timely action by health and auxiliary staff and, in general, by professionals in the sector. This publication complements the guidance provided in the WASH FIT Health Facility Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Toolkit, developed by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund in 2018.

Waste management of used personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

A commentary describing waste management practices as a result of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Evaluation of water, sanitation and hygiene status of COVID-19 healthcare facilities in Ghana using the WASH FIT approach

Evaluation of the WASH status of seven COVID-19 treatment centres in Ghana using WASH FIT.

Using the Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT) in Zimbabwe: A Cross-Sectional Study of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in 50 COVID-19 Isolation Facilities

The Government of Zimbabwe, UNICEF and civil society organizations conducted WASH assessments in 50 HCFs designated as COVID-19 isolation facilities using WASH FIT.