WASH in Healthcare Facilities literature review (December 2019)

This literature review consists 110 published articles, reports, and case studies from  scientific journals and grey literature that specifically focus on water, sanitation, hygiene, cleaning, and waste management in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. They are organized by prevailing theme.

Towards a research agenda for WASH in HCF

A summary of a lunchtime session held at UNC (October 2019). The goal of this lunch session was to appraise the “state of the evidence” on WASH in HCF following the first research meeting in 2016 and revisit which research topics which should be prioritized for future research. The meeting report from the 2016 research meeting, can be found at: https://www.washinhcf.org/resource/global-meeting2016-research-needs-london/

A conceptual evaluation framework for the water and sanitation for health facility improvement tool (WASH FIT)

Routine use of the WASH FIT tool coupled with WASH infrastructure improvements can lead to better IPC practices.

Global strategy, burden of disease, and evidence and action priorities: Workshop Report

Meeting report from the 2016 global meeting on WASH in HCF held in London, UK.

A systematic review of nosocomial waterborne infections in neonates and mothers

A systematic review looking at water sources, reservoirs, and transmission routes that lead to nosocomial waterborne infections in neonates and their mothers.

Changes in knowledge and attitudes of hospital environmental services staff: The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study

The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study tested a multimodal cleaning intervention in Australian hospitals.

Hand washing glove use, and avoiding recontamination before aseptic procedures at birth: A multicenter time-and-motion study conducted in Zanzibar

A study to assess hand hygiene compliance before aseptic procedures among birth attendants in the 10 highest-volume facilities in Zanzibar.