INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE WASH INFRASTRUCTURE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN YEMEN

04.03.2020
International Medical Corps has provided water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to more than 25 supported health care facilities (HCF) across Yemen with adequate water supply, regular water quality monitoring and chlorination, construction of medical waste zone, distribution of environmental health and latrine cleaning kits and train the HCF staff on infection prevention and control (IPC) and health care management.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Toilet Day Social Media pack

14.11.2019
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

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.

Key considerations for WASH infrastructure in health care facilities

29.10.2019
This document is a product from one of the Learning Labs run at the 2019 Global Meeting on WASH in health care facilities (Zambia, September 2019). The document includes a list of questions to consider prior to constructing or upgrading WASH infrastructure at health care facilities. The answers to these questions will ensure that systems or technologies are selected which are contextually appropriate and sustainable.

WASHinHCF Webinar Series Summary

24.10.2019
The document provides a summary of the 12 month WASH in Healthcare Facilities webinar series with short descriptions of each webinar.

Evaluating the foundations that help avert antimicrobial resistance: Performance of essential water sanitation and hygiene functions in hospitals and requirements for action in Kenya

08.10.2019
Significant differences and challenges exist in the state of WASH within and across hospitals in Kenya. Whereas the senior hospital management can make some improvements, input and support from the national and regional governments are essential to improve WASH as a basic foundation for averting nosocomial infections and the spread of AMR as part of safe, quality hospital care in Kenya.

Summary of WASH in health care facilities webinar series

02.10.2019
Emory University hosted a yearlong monthly webinar series on WASH in Healthcare Facilities. The following report summarizes each of the sessions, along with links to the recordings.

The “Clean Clinic Approach” for WASH in the Democratic Republic of Congo

29.08.2019
This brief presents the implementation of the “Clean Clinic Approach” (CCA) for strengthening water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MCSP worked in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) from 2015.

Clean Clinic Approach for WASH (success story in Democratic Republic of Congo)

19.08.2019
This success story presents the implementation of the “Clean Clinic Approach” (CCA) for strengthening water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MCSP worked in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) from 2015. The CCA aims to increase access to WASH services whilst improving adherence to best practices at the community and health facility level to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections (HAI). The MOH and MCSP worked together to improve the quality of health services and outcomes in two provincial health divisions (DPS) of north-western DRC: Bas-Uélé and Tshopo.

WASH Assessment and Surveillance System in Health facilities in the Gaza Strip

09.05.2019
UNICEF supported the first-ever study titled “WASH Assessment and Surveillance System in Health facilities in the Gaza Strip,” funded by ECHO in partnership with the INGO WW-GVC. This study covered 21 health care facilities (5 hospitals and 16 primary healthcare clinics). The study used the triangulation of qualitative and quantitative information to allow a realistic translation of the data that would lead to more comprehensive results and generating evidence-based policy options for actions. This was achieved through face-to-face interviews with key personnel in each HCF (the medical/nursing director, admin director, IPC committee member and head of engineering and maintenance department) and a walk-through checklist inspection of the main WASH infrastructures and amenities by qualified engineers, hygiene and health experts. The data were analyzed in line with: (i) JMP Core indicators for availability of basic WASH services in HCFs, (ii) Advanced indicators from WASH in HCFs (WHO WASH FIT), (iii) Investment’s costs in the WASH infrastructure (an estimation for the coast of investments in WASH infrastructure rehabilitation. In addition, the assessment included key informant interviews with key personnel in the Ministry of Health (MoH), Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) and Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU) to evaluate the waterborne disease surveillance system implemented at the MoH and its ability to trigger an outbreak as well as roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the response.