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An Engineer’s Perspective on WASH in Health Care Facilities

Purpose of this Webinar

Engineers play an important role in implementing and maintaining water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF). A presenter from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) discusses the importance of proper assessment and maintenance, offering key insight into the successes and lessons learned from implementing and sustaining WASH in HCF. A commentator from Splash International, shares the experience of patient dissatisfaction with inadequate water and inappropriate waste disposal in HCF and reiterates the importance of community involvement in assessing the need for 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 11 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The document below provides an overview of actionable steps for implementing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) engineering projects in healthcare facilities (HCF).

Webinar 11 Action Document (PDF)

An Engineer’s Perspective on WASH in Health Care Facilities

Webinar 11 PowerPoint Slides

Webinar 11 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The document below provides an overview of actionable steps for implementing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) engineering projects in healthcare facilities (HCF).

Webinar 11 Action Document (PDF)

Additional Resources

1.  Safe Management of Wastes from Healthcare Activities –WHO

Visit the link above to access the Safe Management of Wastes from Healthcare Activities handbook, which provides guidance on the safe management and disposal of healthcare wastes.

2. The TEACH CLEAN Package –Soapbox Collaborative

The SoapBox Collaborative put together the Teach Clean Package, a training for cleaning in HCF, which focuses on HCF waste management (see Webinar 7 for more additional resources).