The CGSW has collaborated with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (I’m not sure what project this is referring to), Makerere University, and many NGOs on WASH in HCF including: Assist International, WaterAid Cambodia, WaterSHED, The Access Project, CARE Uganda, Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), and World Vision.
Here are a few examples of other WASH in HCF field projects with collaborators:
- Assist International: The CGSW has partnered with Assist International since 2009, to provide GEF safe water filtration systems at 39 health facilities across five countries.
- World Vision Zambia. In May 2016, the CSGW partnered with World Vision Zambia to assess health centers and hospitals in three provinces using the WASHCon tool. Following the assessment, World Vision has coordinated with local government and partners to determine how best to address gaps in WASH infrastructure. Findings from the assessment support World Vision’s new business plan to address HCF in every country’s WASH program.
- WaterSHED: The CGSW has collaborated with WaterSHED, an NGO based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to provide portable handwashing stations known as ‘Labobos’ to GEF program hospitals. Two hospitals where water access within wards was limited were initially targeted to test the feasibility of using these stations in healthcare settings. After 18 months, both hospitals had at least one functional Labobo, however the hospital with handwashing stations designated for staff and for patients had better functionality and reported use. Then, the CGSW facilitated staff training on handwashing using Labobos, which each hospital kept for future trainings.
- WaterAid & WHO: In Cambodia, the CGSW partnered with WaterAid and WHO-Cambodia to form an informal WASH in HCF working group. The group engaged the Ministry of Health, identified critical stakeholders, advocated for a WASH baseline assessment of public HCF, provided technical guidance during national policy development, and organized the first National WASH in HCF workshop to share learnings and prioritize needs.
- UNICEF Uganda & CARE Uganda: In Uganda, the CGSW is in partnership with UNICEF and CARE to assess WASH in HCF conditions in Karamoja and West Nile regions. The results of this assessment is being used to plan interventions.
- UNICEF NY: Since 2014, UNICEF has been the advocacy partner on the GE Foundation’s Safe Water for Healthcare Facilities project. They have raised awareness around the CGSW’s in-country activities and have charted a course for the improvement of WASH in HCF at the global level.
- World Vision, CARE, and Makerere University: In Uganda, the CGSW partnered with World Vision, CARE, and Makerere University to assess Baby WASH and WASH in HCF conditions. The results of this assessment is being used to guide programmatic interventions and advocacy.