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An Incremental Approach to WASH in HCF: A Donor Perspective and Insights from DRC

Purpose of this Webinar

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invests in WASH initiatives in HCF in order to reduce morbidity and mortality related to inadequate WASH in HCF, and to fulfill a commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in both WASH and health.  The Clean Clinic Approach, developed within USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program and implemented with support from Save the Children, is an example of an approach to improving WASH in HCF that USAID supports. In this webinar, Jesse Shapiro, Senior WASH Advisor at USAID, and Jason Lopez, Senior WASH Specialist at Save the Children, share their experience implementing the Clean Clinic Approach in HCF in rural districts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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 4 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The document below provides an overview of actionable steps for implementing the Clean Clinic Approach a HCF.

Webinar 4 Action Document (PDF)

An Incremental Approach to WASH in HCF: A Donor Perspective and Insights from DRC

Webinar 4 PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Webinar 4 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The following brief provides an overview of implementing the Clean Clinic Approach in HCFs.

The Clean Clinic Approach Process

Additional Resources

  1. WHO and UNICEF Respond to the Call to Action for WASH in HCF

Visit the link above to learn about the UN’s Call to Action for WASH in HCF and WHO and UNICEF’s vision for responding to the crisis.

2. The Maternal and Child Survival Program

Visit the website above to learn more about the priorities and programs of USAID’s flagship maternal and child health program.

3. The Clean Clinic Approach Brief

This brief provides an overview of the Clean Clinic Approach with emphasis on the various impacts of poor WASH in HCF.