Unpacking the enabling factors for hand, cord and birth-surface hygiene in Zanzibar maternity units

26.03.2017
As more women opt for institutional delivery, improving basic hygiene becomes an essential part of preventative strategies for reducing puerperal and newborn sepsis. This research in Zanzibar provides an in-depth picture of the state of hygiene on maternity wards to inform action.

Improving water, sanitation and hygiene in health-care facilities, Liberia

26.03.2017
A summary of the approach taken by the Liberian MOH and some lessons learnt to improve WASH in HCF post Ebola.

Approaches to promote handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in low- and middle-income countries

26.03.2017
A systematic review to show which promotional approaches are effective in changing handwashing and sanitation behaviour.

Prevention first: Tackling AMR through water, sanitation and hygiene

26.03.2017
This article focuses on three neglected elements of WASH and AMR in healthcare facilities and the environment, highlighting the importance of WASH for mothers and newborns, and on synergizing WASH policies and approaches to support the continuum of care from healthcare settings to the home.

The role of infection prevention and control in preventing antibiotic resistance in health care

26.03.2017
An infographic to raise awareness during World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 on the links between IPC, WASH and AMR in health care settings.

Briefing note: Clean Clinic Approach

26.03.2017
The Maternal and Child Survival ProgramÕs (MCSP) Clean Clinic Approach (CCA) works with national ministries of health to develop criteria by which HCFs can attain ÒClean ClinicÓ status, buy improving WASH and environmental health conditions.