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

26.03.2016
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.

Knowledge Gaps on Clean Birth in Health Facilities

26.03.2015
Presentations from the WASH in HCF Global Meeting, Geneva, 2015.

Environmental factors and WASH practices in the perinatal period in Cambodia

26.03.2015
A qualitative study looking at the environmental context for infection prevention and control (IPC) and WASH-associated behaviors in health centers where women give birth, and in homes of newborns, in a rural Cambodian province.

Getting the basic rights – the role of water, sanitation and hygiene in maternal and reproductive health: a conceptual framework

26.03.2015
This paper explores linkages between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and maternal and perinatal health via a conceptual approach and a scoping review.

A review of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care needs assessments in 14 Western and Central African Countries

26.03.2015
A Presentations given by UNICEF at the Global and Maternal Newborn Health Conference, Mexico City, October 2015.

Improving Maternal Health in Zanzibar through Improved WASH

26.03.2015
A briefing note on a Government of Zanzibar-commissioned and SHARE-funded study that examines the standards of WASH, infection prevention control and solid waste management across ZanzibarÕs thirty-seven maternity units.

Where There Is No Toilet: Water and Sanitation Environments of Domestic and Facility Births in Tanzania

26.03.2014
This paper uses existing data sources to assess the water and sanitation (WATSAN) environment surrounding births in Tanzania in order to interrogate whether such estimates could be useful for guiding research, policy and monitoring initiatives.

Clean birth and postnatal care practcies to reduce neonatal deaths

26.03.2011
A review of the evidence for clean birth and postnatal care practices and estimate the effect on neonatal mortality from sepsis and tetanus for the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).

Impact of maternal and birth attendant handwashing on neonatal mortality in southern Nepal

26.03.2008
This paper seeks to estimate the association of birth attendant and maternal hand-washing practices on neonatal mortality in rural Nepal.