Literature Review Synthesis (2019)

This document synthesizes the literature review from 2019, identifying gaps in research on WASH in HCF.

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:

Summary of WASH in health care facilities webinar series

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.

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.

Recovery Toolkit – Supporting countries to achieve health service resilience


What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries?


Who Delivers without Water? A Multi Country Analysis of Water and Sanitation in the Childbirth Environment


Environmental conditions in health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries: Coverage and inequalities

This paper presents the first coverage estimates of environmental conditions and standard precaution items in HCFs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and explores factors associated with low coverage.