This global progress report on WASH in health care facilities comes at an unprecedented moment, when coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is exposing key vulnerabilities in health systems, such as inadequate infection prevention and control. WASH services in health care facilities, so often taken for granted – or as this report highlights, outright neglected – are needed more than ever to protect vulnerable health workers and patients.
The report identifies major global gaps in WASH services, describes global responses and country case studies.
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This fact sheet provides an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene services in health care facilities in Zimbabwe based on data from the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, the Vital Medicines Availability and Health Services Survey, and a regional scoping study on WASH in Health Care Facilities.
Key Findings Include:
• 1 in 5 HCFs in Zimbabwe does not have access to basic water services.
• 1 in 10 HCFs in Zimbabwe does not have access to any water service.
• 1 in 25 HCFs in Zimbabwe has access to basic sanitation services.
• 4 in 10 HCFs in Zimbabwe do not have access to basic hygiene services.
• 1 in 10 HCFs in Zimbabwe does not have access to any hygiene service.
• 98.4% of HCFs in Zimbabwe have access to basic waste management services.
• 3.2% of HCFs in Zimbabwe have access to basic WASH services.
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