Year Issued: 2021

WASH FIT assessment form (updated January 2022)

The WASH FIT assessment form is now available in Excel. This new version is part of the updated WASH FIT package, due to be released in February 2022. This version includes automatic WASH FIT scores, calculation of JMP service ladders and an in-built risk assessment and improvement planning template. This version was uploaded on 17th January 2022.

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.

WASH PRESS: Soluciones de agua, saneamiento e higiene y medidas de prevención y control de infecciones para la preparación y respuesta de los establecimientos de salud en casos de emergencias de salud y desastres

WASH PRESS focuses on providing technical solutions to meet the WASH needs of health facilities during health emergency and disaster preparedness activities or in resource-constrained contexts. The document is the result of a systematic review of numerous technical guidelines, practices and tools from the WHO and other relevant institutions and universities in the sector. In a single tool, it combines the minimum standards and indicators to be met with technical solutions to achieve them, with an emphasis on what needs to be done (algorithms), how to do it (factsheets) and how much is needed (calculation tools). By publishing this document, the Pan American Health Organization aims to facilitate decision-making by those responsible for health facilities and for the planning and implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene measures, as well as immediate and timely action by health and auxiliary staff and, in general, by professionals in the sector. This publication complements the guidance provided in WASH FIT.

Costing spreadsheet: toolkit for costing environmental health services in healthcare facilities

We developed a self-guided toolkit for costing water, sanitation, hygiene, environmental cleaning, and healthcare waste management in HCFs in low– and middle-income countries. The toolkit is divided into modules with instructions, worksheets, templates, and tips for success for users to complete the costing process. This toolkit will guide users through planning, collecting, and disseminating data on costs. It is designed for use by diverse stakeholders involved in funding, implementation, and management of EHS in HCFs.

This is the companion spreadsheet for the toolkit. The toolkit itself is uploaded a separate resource.

Policy brief: toolkit for costing environmental health services in healthcare facilities

This policy brief describes the structure and functionality of a toolkit for costing water, sanitation, hygiene, environmental cleaning, and healthcare waste management in HCFs in low– and middle-income countries. The toolkit is divided into modules with instructions, worksheets, templates, and tips for success for users to complete the costing process. This toolkit will guide users through planning, collecting, and disseminating data on costs. It is designed for use by diverse stakeholders involved in funding, implementation, and management of EHS in HCFs. No prior costing experience is needed. The toolkit itself is uploaded a separate resource.