WASH in the context of maternal health and menstrual hygiene in Uganda and India

26.03.2016
A poster showing how Indian and Ugandan health care facilities manage the sanitation needs of special user groups.

Obstetric Facility Quality and Newborn Mortality in Malawi: A Cross-Sectional Study

26.03.2016
One possible explanation of preventable newborn deaths is poor quality of clinical care. This paper assesses facility quality and estimates the association of facility quality with neonatal mortality in Malawi.

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.

WHO Guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention & Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level: two page summary

26.03.2016
These guidelines cover eight areas of IPC and comprise 14 recommendations and best practice statements. These range from the need to set up national IPC programmes, through to a focus on workload, staffing, bed occupancy and WASH.

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

26.03.2016
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.