WASH in Healthcare Facilities Actions in Response to COVID-19

05.05.2020
This document describes ten immediate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) actions that low-resource healthcare facilities can undertake with limited budget in the near-term (0-3 months) to prepare for and address COVID-19. On the second page, WHO and UNICEF have provided input on how to best adapt their Eight Practical Steps in the midst of COVID-19. Finally, there is a compilation of WASH in HCF & COVID-19 resources for action. The document is also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese. French: www.washinhcf.org/resource/dix-mesures-immediates-en-matiere-de-services-eah-a-adopter-dans-les-etablissements-de-sante-pour-lutter-contre-la-covid-19/ Spanish: www.washinhcf.org/resource/diez-acciones-inmediatas-en-materia-de-wash-en-los-centros-de-salud-para-la-respuesta-a-la-covid-19/ Portuguese: www.washinhcf.org/resource/dez-acoes-imediatas-de-ash-nas-instalacoes-de-cuidados-de-saude-para-responder-a-covid-19/
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WASH in HCF & COVID-19 Webinar series: Session 5 – SANITATION

04.05.2020
The fifth and final episode of a series of webinars running through April 2020 to provide technical guidance of WASH in HCF and COVID-19. The recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmERJPGZTfolALXCDcpbkug.

Health care waste management: Coronavirus update

22.04.2020
Advice is regularly updated based on the latest knowledge. Please contact global@hcwh.org for the most up to date information.

WASH IN HCF & COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES: SESSION 4 – ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING

21.04.2020
Slides from a webinar series on WASH in HCF and COVID-19 in April 2020. The recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz46qUS58CM.

WASH IN HCF & COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES: SESSION 3 – HAND HYGIENE

16.04.2020
Slides from a webinar series on WASH in HCF and COVID-19 in April 2020. The recording is available to listen to at https://youtu.be/Ltq2ZLplZUU.
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WASH in HCF & COVID-19: WPRO webinar

16.04.2020
A copy of the slides from a webinar held by WHO Western Pacific Regional Office on 15th April 2020. A copy of the recording is available at https://youtu.be/MWGTixQ7rxE.
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WASH FIT Assessment: Simplified for COVID-19 [English] – updated Oct 2020

14.04.2020
A simplified version (in Excel) in of the WASH FIT assessment tool for use in facilities who are preparing for, or responding to, COVID-19 cases. The basic methodology of WASH FIT remains the same but is built on a shorter assessment tool, focusing on the most important aspects of WASH in HCF which are needed to respond to COVID-19. The indicators are based on the latest WHO technical guidance on WASH in HCF for COVID-19, available at: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/water-sanitation-hygiene-and-waste-management-for-the-covid-19-virus-interim-guidance. This tool is also available in Spanish and French. An electronic version (in English, French, Spanish and Arabic) is available on Kobo Toolbox at: https://ee.kobotoolbox.org/x/egDN1mUO. If you would like support using the electronic version, contact Janet Ausel. Thanks go to Food for the Hungry and Engineers Without Borders USA for their support developing this tool.

WASH in HCF & COVID-19 Webinar series: Session 2 – Health care waste management

14.04.2020
Slides from a webinar series on WASH in HCF and COVID-19 in April 2020.

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

14.04.2020
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.

Gestión de residuos de la atención de la salud: actualización sobre COVID-19 [24 de marzo 2020] Espanol

08.04.2020
Estas recomendaciones se actualizan en función de las últimas novedades. Consulte periódicamente para obtener la información más reciente. Contacto: global@hcwh.org