A bibliography of UNC Water Institute publications on WASH in health care facilities

This bibliography contains links and abstracts to UNC Water Institute peer-review studies on WASH in Healthcare Facilities that were published from 2009 through October 2021. Recent studies discuss findings on disinfection efficacy, costing toolkits, conditions in maternity wards, energy access and other topics.



Approaches to health care waste management: Health workers guide

This document presents guidelines for reducing the incidence of injury and disease arising from the improper management of health care waste among health workers at health facilities and the population at large in Uganda.

National policy on injection safety and health care waste management, Uganda (2004)

The Uganda National Injection Safety and Health Care Waste Management Policy sets out strategies for ensuring that patients, health workers, communities and the environment are protected from risks associated with unnecessary and unsafe injections.

Guidelines for Climate-Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities in Fiji

The ‘GUIDELINES FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN FIJI’ (CRESHCF Guidelines) was developed to assist Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) and all health sector stakeholders to include sustainable, environment-friendly and climate-resilient healthcare facilities (HCFs) into the full life cycle of health care capital works.

National Strategy for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Facilities, Ghana

Ghana's costed national strategy This strategy takes into account the Medium-Term Development Framework of Ghana 2018-2021, revised National Health Policy (NHP, 2020), the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Road map for Ghana (2020-2030), the African Union Vision 2063 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

USAID Technical Brief: WASH in Healthcare Facilities for Quality Care

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.


Hand Hygiene in Healthcare – COP discussion

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

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


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

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.

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