New mother and baby in Guinea Bissau – Photo credit Karel Prinsloo

Key Messages

  • All countries included in the country tracker are working on one or more of the eight practical steps.
  • For some countries, WASH in health care facilities is a relatively new area of work but the Resolution is proving to be a catalyst for action.
  • Most progress has been seen in establishing baselines and developing standards, whereas integration of WASH indicators remains the biggest gap.
  • Country efforts are focused on policy-level initiatives and still lack sufficient funding and investment to improve infrastructure and address large gaps in service.
  • Progress is happening even in fragile and conflict settings.

Tracking Progress

The country tracker (below) provides the basis for the biennial update to the World Health Assembly on progress against the Resolution. All countries were invited to submit progress on five of the eight practical steps. These steps inform the country progress tracker.

The tracker presents a snapshot of progress from fifty-three countries (as of December 2021). This includes countries from every WHO and UNICEF region but some areas (e.g. Small Island States) are underrepresented. Future updates will seek to address these gaps.

To submit a country progress update to be included in the tracker, please use this form (Microsoft Forms).

Legend (see below)

Practical step completed or achieved on a national level and/or large-scale implementation ongoing

Practical step underway or partially completed

A need has been identified to and/or plans are in place to start

No progress made and/or no plans in place to start

No current data

Progress Tracker

Total Countries - 53
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COUNTRIES & REGIONS SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS BASELINE ASSESSMENT OR DATA NATIONAL COORDINATION & ROADMAPS WASH IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES HEALTH CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS WASH INDICATORS IN NATIONAL MONITORING
Bangladesh orange green green yellow yellow yellow orange
Benin orange green orange yellow red yellow orange
Bhutan orange green yellow orange orange yellow orange
Bolivia green yellow green yellow green red red
Burkina Faso orange green yellow yellow green yellow red
Cambodia green yellow green green green green orange
Chad green orange yellow yellow yellow orange red
Democratic Republic of Congo orange yellow green green yellow green yellow
Ethiopia green green yellow green green green yellow
Gabon green green grey yellow yellow red green
Ghana green yellow yellow green green green yellow
Guatemala green yellow yellow yellow green red red
Guinea grey orange yellow red green yellow red
Guinea Bissau red green orange orange orange orange orange
Honduras green yellow yellow yellow green red red
Hungary green orange yellow green green yellow yellow
India yellow orange yellow green green green yellow
Indonesia green yellow yellow green green yellow yellow
Iraq yellow yellow green green yellow green yellow
Kenya yellow green yellow red green yellow orange
Lao People’s Democratic Republic yellow yellow green green green green yellow
Lebanon green green green green green red green
Liberia yellow yellow yellow green green yellow orange
Madagascar yellow yellow yellow green green green yellow
Malawi orange green orange yellow orange yellow red
Maldives yellow green red yellow yellow yellow grey
Mali yellow yellow green green green green yellow
Mongolia green yellow yellow green green orange orange
Mozambique orange yellow orange orange orange orange red
Myanmar green orange green yellow yellow yellow yellow
Nepal orange yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow
Nicaragua red yellow grey grey grey orange grey
Niger orange green orange orange orange orange orange
Nigeria orange green yellow green grey grey green
Panama red yellow red yellow yellow red red
Papua New Guinea yellow yellow green red red red red
Paraguay green green grey yellow green green red
Peru green green yellow yellow green red red
Philippines green orange yellow green green green orange
Rwanda green green green yellow yellow yellow yellow
Senegal green green orange green green orange green
Serbia green green yellow green green red green
Sierra Leone red green yellow orange orange yellow orange
South Sudan orange green orange red green yellow orange
Tajikistan green yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow orange
Thailand yellow green grey grey grey grey grey
The Gambia red orange red green green red red
Timor Leste yellow yellow green green green yellow red
Uganda yellow yellow yellow orange orange orange yellow
United Republic of Tanzania green yellow green green green yellow green
Viet Nam yellow orange orange orange green yellow yellow
Zambia yellow yellow green yellow green orange red
Zimbabwe grey green green grey grey yellow grey