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.

PMAC Conference – Country updates on WASH in HCF & quality: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and the Philippines

10.02.2020
A presentation given at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (January 2020). The presentation was given as part of a session hosted by WHO, WaterAid and the National Public Health Institute of Cambodia. The file includes the following presentations: Vivek Singh, UNICEF India Country Office: WASH and quality in India - a focus on the Kayakalp programme. Renzo Guinto, Philippines, WASH in HCF in the era of UHC and climate change in the Philippines. Nasima Sultana, Bangladesh: WASH in HCF of Bangladesh - a focus on the National Technical Committee. Lym Khankryka, Cambodia: Improving WASH within quality of care in Cambodia.

Transforming health service quality through improved water, sanitation & hygiene: from Resolution to Revolution

10.02.2020
A presentation given at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (January 2020). The presentation was given as part of a session hosted by WHO, WaterAid and the National Public Health Institute of Cambodia. The session objectives were to: Discuss key entry points and strategies for jointly addressing quality and WASH in health care facilities and the added benefits of such an approach. How linkages between national quality policy and strategy and WASH in health facilities were used to drive action: experiences in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and the Philippines. Orient participants to recent WASH and quality tools (including quality implementation guide, WASH FIT[1]) and how they can be adapted to support participants to engage in quality and WASH improvements. [1] WHO UNICEF Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT) https://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/publications/water-and-sanitation-for-health-facility-improvement-tool/en/

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.