This document proposes minimum standards and guidelines for WASH and IPC in health facilities. It is intended to serve as a guide to staff in implementing IPC-WASH as well as a reference for standards in planning and implementation.
Aligned with the aspirations of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act to ensure that all Filipinos have access to quality and affordable health services and are protected against financial risk, the Department of Health (DOH) urges the health sector to move towards the development of a productive, resilient, equitable, and people-centered health system.
The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is a UN-Water initiative implemented by WHO. The objective of GLAAS is to provide policy- and decision-makers at all levels with a reliable, easily accessible, comprehensive and global analysis of the investments and enabling environment to make informed decisions for sanitation, drinking-water and hygiene.
A cheat sheet with some common terms and suggestions relating to developing national standards and accountability mechanisms. Informed by discussions during one of the learning labs at the Global Meeting on WASH in health care facilities (Zambia, September 2019).