USAID Technical Brief: WASH in Healthcare Facilities for Quality Care

25.10.2021
This technical brief from USAID highlights considerations for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCFs) as part of improving health system strengthening (HSS) and health security.

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Hand Hygiene in Healthcare – COP discussion

25.10.2021
A discussion on hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, focused on approaches for sustainability, from the Community of Practice launch on October 19, 2021. Slides from the session in English are available here and recordings are posted below:

Introduction to the Community of Practice

25.10.2021
The WASH in HCF Community of Practice launched on October 19, 2021, under the current secretariat, Emory University. Introductory slides presented at the COP attached (English only) and the recordings can be found below: ENGLISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIHr-n4uzLs& FRANÇAIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6a_Ioth7RA ESPAÑOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXIcpaKk93U

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National standards in infection prevention and control for health facilities (3rd edition)

20.10.2021
Aligned with the aspirations of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act to ensure that all Filipinos have access to quality and affordable health services and are protected against financial risk, the Department of Health (DOH) urges the health sector to move towards the development of a productive, resilient, equitable, and people-centered health system.

WASH, Energy and Climate Presentation

24.09.2021
A presentation given by WHO and UNICEF at the 2021 Stockholm World Water Week.

Compassion, wash & quality of care

23.09.2021
Those of you who are familiar with WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) understandwhy it is essential for quality health services.
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Supporting resilient communities through sustainable WASH and energy services in health care facilities

17.09.2021
Hear the 2021 Stockholm World Water Week event with WHO, UNICEF, FCDO, SIDA and WaterAid. It focuses on the integration between WASH, energy and climate resilience in healthcare facilities including case studies who have begun integrating energy and climate in their WASH programming or policy activities. A poll of session participants found that 50% were currently integrating both energy and climate into WASH in healthcare facilities.

WASH FIT draft package – instructions for review

19.08.2021
WASH FIT has been updated and is available for review from 19th August until 20th September 2021. If you are interested to contribute to the review process, all the details can be found in this document. Thank you in advance your interest and contributions. Any questions, please email washinhcf@who.int.
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WASH FIT assessment form – FRENCH

19.08.2021
The updated WASH FIT assessment form which accompanies WASH FIT 2.0 is now available in French.
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Global taskforce – role, responsibilities and outputs

19.08.2021
This note makes the case for establishing a Global Taskforce on water, sanitation, hygiene and waste (WASH) in health care facilities, what it would achieve, and how it would function.

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