Report of WASH FIT Training in Maputo City, Mozambique on July 2022

27.09.2022
The Health Service of Maputo City organized a capacity building training on WASHFIT with technical and financial support from WHO in collaboration with Department of Environmental Health from the Ministry... Read more »

Report of 2022 Sector Ministers’ Meeting

27.09.2022
The Sanitation and Water for All global partnership has published the 2022 Report of Sector Ministers’ meeting which documents the organization’s most ambitious event to date. 

A Global Study on External Perceptions of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

27.09.2022
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) published the results of a global audience research that looked into depth of the perceptions around water, sanitation, and hygiene of experts working in... Read more »

Call for Editors and Publishers for the Global Report to be Published in March 2023

22.09.2022
The water, sanitation, hygiene and health (WSH) unit at WHO is seeking interest and quotes from editors and layout publishers for a global report on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in... Read more »

Aligned Agendas: Developing Effective WASH and IPC Partnerships (COP event)

28.02.2022
This session’s panel discussion looked at the integration of WASH and IPC. ENGLISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1KAlkrnLBA ESPAÑOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAgIjWOQcpA

Hand Hygiene For All – improving access and behaviour in health care facilities

18.10.2020
This new brief from WHO provides insights into available strategies and approaches to hand hygiene improvement in health care facilities (HCFs) in support of the new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)/World Health Organization (WHO) Hand Hygiene for All Initiative, including sustainable interventions. The brief draws on learning from legacy work and the current evidence base. It emphasizes the synergistic relationship between IPC and WASH in HCFs and summarizes how joint action and collaboration is essential for improvement in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and beyond.

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.

Elevating the Role of Cleaners in Healthcare Facilities: A Guidance Note

17.09.2020
This document is a guidance note on elevating the role of cleaners in healthcare facilities written by Hayley Schram, Lindsay Denny, and Global Water 2020 in preparation for 'Thank Your Cleaner Day' on October 21. This document proposes 12 actions to elevate cleaners in healthcare facilities and provides resources for key stakeholders, organizations, and individuals working with or interested in environmental cleanliness and cleaners.

Hygiene During Childbirth: An Observational Study to Understand Infection Risk in Healthcare Facilities in Kogi and Ebonyi States, Nigeria

06.01.2020
Infections acquired during labour and delivery are a significant cause of maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Adherence to hand hygiene protocols is a critical component of infection prevention strategies, but few studies have closely examined the hand hygiene of health care providers with sufficient detail to understand infection risks and prioritize prevention strategies. : This observational study was conducted in six healthcare facilities in Nigeria. In each, five women were observed from the onset of labour through to delivery of the placenta. Hand hygiene infection risk was estimated for all procedures requiring aseptic technique compared against adherence to proper hand hygiene protocol and potential recontamination events. This study highlights that hand hygiene remains a barrier to delivering high-quality and safe care in health facilities. Improving hygiene practices during labour and delivery will require strategies that extend beyond infrastructure provision.

Energy access in Malawian healthcare facilities: consequences for health service delivery and environmental health conditions

12.11.2019
Many healthcare facilities (HCFs) in low-income countries experience unreliable connectivity to energy sources, which adversely impacts the quality of health service delivery and provision of adequate environmental health services.