Hygiene on maternity units: lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India

As the proportion of deliveries in health institutions increases in LMICs, so do the challenges of maintaining standards of hygiene and preventing healthcare-associated infections in mothers and babies. A needs assessment was conducted in seven maternity units in Gujarat, India, and eight in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh in 2014.

WASH and gender in HCF: The uncharted territory

Publications of applied research conducted in India and Uganda analyseing six dimensions of WASH services provision in selected health care facilities.

Genderised WASH in Ugandan and Indian Public Health Care Facilities: Sandec News (Issue 17)

This article highlights the second phase of the two year interdisciplinary G-WASH research project. G-WASH combines social anthropology, gender studies and sanitary engineering to research different usersÕ needs about WASH infrastructure in health care facilities.

WASH in the context of maternal health and menstrual hygiene

Executive Summary: How Indian and Ugandan health centres manage the sanitation needs of special user groups

India: Kayakalp Award to public health facilities

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India launched a National Initiative to give Awards to those public health facilities that demonstrate high levels of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control. Kayakalp complements the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by the Prime Minister of India on 2nd October 2014.

WASH & CLEAN: A Situation Analysis of Hygiene on Maternity Units in India

Presentations from the WASH in HCF Global Meeting, Geneva, 2015.

Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes among Women Practicing Poor Sanitation in Rural India: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study

This paper assesses whether poor sanitation practices are associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and low birth weight in a population-based study in rural India.