WASH in HCF & COVID-19 Webinar series: Session 1 – WATER

The first episode of a series of webinars running through April 2020 to provide technical guidance of WASH in HCF and COVID-19. The webinar recording is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozTuz_-yuKI.

Suggested Twitter messages for World Water Day 2020

Global Water 2020White Ribbon Alliance, and Global Health Council are aiming to amplify the WHO new Twitter campaign: The Safe Hands Challenge [#safehands]. They have created suggested tweets and graphics for you to use and to and encourage your colleagues/friends/family to take action too.

Eritrea Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Bottleneck Analysis Report

Government of Eritrea and the United Nations Children’s Fund analyzed bottlenecks hindering the delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Eritrea. The results identified the major bottlenecks for WASH in institutions to be (i). Lack of policy and legal framework that includes provisions for operational sustainability; (ii). Lack of a well-functioning coordinating body; (iii) Unsupportive conditions (lack of an enabling environment) for the application of service delivery models; (iv) Insufficient funding that arises from weak institutional and individual capacities to create a successful mechanism to raise funds and diversify sources of funding; (v) Lack of a well-established monitoring feedback system to improve decision-making at different levels; and (vi) Weak institutional, individual and financial capacities to develop a human resources strategy. The main underlying causes of the major bottlenecks for WASH in institutions are limited human, financial, institutional and organizational capacities of institutions, and low levels of commitment of policy- and decision-makers. The report cited that the total financing gap to implement the recommended activities to remove the bottlenecks to service delivery in WASH in institutions is about USD 3.73 million.

A systematic tool to assess sustainability of safe water provision in healthcare facilities in low-resource settings

To achieve safe water for all (Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6), many healthcare facilities (HCF) will require onsite water treatment. This paper describes a systematic tool to assess the sustainability of safe water provision in HCFs.

WASH in health care facilities – Global baseline report 2019

The first global baseline estimates for WASH in health care facilities, prepared by the Joint Monitoring Programme.