WASH FIT assessment form (updated December 2021)

19.08.2021
The WASH FIT assessment form is now available in Excel. This new version is part of the updated WASH FIT package. This version was updated on 17 December 2021. A version of the form on Kobo Toolbox is under development and a link will be provided here, and shared via the newsletter, in due course.

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Taskforce on WASH in Health Care Facilities: Insights from Facility Improvements

15.07.2021
Slides from the July 2021 Taskforce call on WASH in health care facilities, focused on facility improvements. Includes insights from Indonesia, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, and Liberia.
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Global Water 2020 Legacy Assets

30.06.2021
As Global Water 2020 sunsets, we are pleased to share a wide selection of materials we have aggregated and generated, with the hope you will find these helpful as you keep up the momentum and continue your important WASH in HCF work.  Please make use of these assets and share them widely! With thanks on behalf of the Global Water 2020 team.
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WASH in HCF Evaluation and Reporting Tools

28.06.2021
When assessing WASH in healthcare facility surveys, tasks such as cleaning and analyzing the data, and reporting back to facilities can be time-consuming and/or require unavailable expertise. This tool was created to address those tasks as part of The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development's initiative to evaluate WASH in 150 of its healthcare facilities and provide support. It has since been adapted so that others could use it for data analysis and reporting. These tools evaluate a quick WASH in healthcare facility survey (~45 minutes) to assess which facilities meet basic JMP standards, and create reports that highlight each facilities' Strengths, what issues could be addressed without additional funding (Minor Issues to Resolve), and what issues require additional funding to resolve (Major Issues to Resolve). These reports and the next steps document should be sent to each facility, and may also be helpful when seeking funding. These tools are available for both R and Excel, in both English and French. The R version automatically produces facility reports, and the Excel version provides all prompts that need to be pasted into the reports. The Excel version is recommended for organizations evaluating less healthcare facilities (e.g. <20), and the R version is recommended for organizations evaluating many facilities. Prior experience with R is not required. Descriptions of how to use the tools and what files are provided are in the intro tab for the Excel tool, and the file titled README Guide to Using the Tool.docx. If you have any questions about these tools, please contact stephenpathilton@gmail.com.

WASH in HCF Communications Assets

28.06.2021
Please adapt this un-branded messaging to promote your work, as you keep up the important drumbeat and tell your own story! KEY MESSAGING, DATA, QUOTES AND MORE: Core messaging Faith-based core messaging 1-page leave-behind 3-page overview (and leave-behind) 10 Talking Points Notable quotes It’s Not Just COVID (HealthCare facilities need WASH!) News articles on WASH in HCF (2016 to 2021): Hundreds of articles and op-eds have been published in dozens of diverse media outlets, including: Washington Post, USA Today, TIME, The Guardian, The Hill Congressional Blog, FOX.com, DEVEX (also see their 2021 feature WASH WORKS), Global Health NOW, Council on Foreign Relations, Reuters; USAID, UNICEF and WHO blogs; engineering magazines, faith-based publications, and many more.   Video and Photo Resources: WHO/UNICEF’s YouTube channel features WASH in HCF video content Global Water 2020’s YouTube channel features WASH in HCF video content A professionally shot, compelling photo exhibit depicts the lack of WASH in HCF (physical & electronic). Available free of charge upon request. Contact: susankbarnett@gmail.com

Global Water 2020: Legacy Report

25.06.2021
Global Water 2020 sunsets on June 30 2021. Global Water 2020 have reviewed the progress made since the UN Secretary-General’s 2018 Call to Action and compiled their thoughts on what is on the horizon for WASH in HCF.  The organization hopes this serves you as you develop strategies and seek new opportunities to ensure sustainable WASH services in all healthcare facilities.

Literature Review Synthesis (2019)

23.06.2021
This document synthesizes the literature review from 2019, identifying gaps in research on WASH in HCF.
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WASH FIT implementation survey

18.06.2021
This survey is also available in an online format here.  If completing the word version, please send your responses to washinhcf@who.int. Thank you for taking part in this survey.
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WASH FIT implementation in Rohingya Camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

18.06.2021
WASH FIT has been implemented in 198 health care facilities in Rohingya refugee settlements. This document provides an update of progress as of April 2021.

Leading on WASH in Healthcare Facilities: Progress report on Faith-Inspired Action and Results

14.06.2021
Faith-inspired actors have contributed tremendously to the progress on WASH in healthcare facilities. This report outlines activities and results from faith-based healthcare systems and networks, faith-based organizations, religious leaders, and faith-based philanthropies.

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