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Back to Basics: Practical Steps for Countries to Ensure Universal Access to WASH in HCF

Purpose of this Webinar

In responding to the UN Secretary General’s call to action on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF), global targets for basic services and higher service levels have been established. While the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) have compiled country data to identify HCF with basic WASH services and to track progress for WASH, gaps in the data continue to exist. Presenters from WHO and UNICEF are joined by commentators from the Institute of Public Health of Serbia and Ghana Health Services to discuss current action and to provide insight for countries to ensure universal access to WASH in HCF.

Webinar Summary

The document below provides a comprehensive summary of the webinar, including challenges to implementing the approach, and important points and questions raised in the discussion portion of the webinar.

Webinar 10 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The document below provides an overview of actionable steps for countries to ensure universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF).

Webinar 10 Action Document (PDF)

WASH Technologies for Healthcare Facilities

Webinar 10 PowerPoint Slides

Webinar 10 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The document below provides an overview of actionable steps for countries to ensure universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF).

Webinar 10 Action Document (PDF)

Additional Resources

1. www.washinhcf.orgWHO and UNICEF

Visit the link above to explore the WHO and UNICEF WASH in HCF knowledge portal.

2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Health Care Facilities Resolution WHO

Visit the link above to view the World Health Assembly resolution on WASH in HCF.

3. WASH in Health Care Facilities Global Baseline Report 2019 –WHO and UNICEF

Visit the link above view the WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) WASH in HCF global baseline report.

4. WASH in Health Care Facilities Practical Steps to Achieve Universal Access to Quality Care –WHO and UNICEF

Visit the link above to view the eight practical actions that Member States can take at the national and sub-national level to improve WASH in health care facilities.

5. JMP country data –WHO and UNICEF

Click on the link above to learn more about how the JMP harmonized baseline estimates for water, sanitation, hand hygiene, health care waste management, and environmental cleaning (WASH) services in health care facilities.

6. WashFit Tool –WHO and UNICEF

The link above is to the Water and sanitation for health facility improvement tool (WASH FIT), a practical guide for improving quality of care through water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities

7. washinhcf@who.int

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