Hand Hygiene For All – improving access and behaviour in health care facilities

18.10.2020
This new brief from WHO provides insights into available strategies and approaches to hand hygiene improvement in health care facilities (HCFs) in support of the new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)/World Health Organization (WHO) Hand Hygiene for All Initiative, including sustainable interventions. The brief draws on learning from legacy work and the current evidence base. It emphasizes the synergistic relationship between IPC and WASH in HCFs and summarizes how joint action and collaboration is essential for improvement in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and beyond.

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.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Health Care Facilities in Zimbabwe: An Overview

03.08.2020
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.