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National Action on WASH in HCF: Experiences from UNICEF Tanzania

Purpose of this Webinar

Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF) is important for addressing complex challenges to health such as maternal and neonatal mortality, healthcare-associated infections, and antimicrobial resistance. Presenters from UNICEF Tanzania explain their experiences in Tanzania with national action on WASH in HCF. A commentator from UNICEF-NY further describes international action.

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 8 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The document below provides an overview of actionable steps for addressing WASH in HCF.

Webinar 8 Action Document (PDF)

The Role of Cleaners: Neglected Frontline WASH workers in Healthcare Facilities

Webinar 8 PowerPoint Slides

Webinar 8 Full Summary (PDF)

Recommended Actions

The document below provides an overview of actionable steps for addressing WASH in HCF.

Webinar 8 Action Document (PDF)

Additional Resources

1. National Guidelines for WASH in HCF in Tanzania

Visit the link above to view the National Guidelines for water sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities in the United Republic of Tanzania.

2. JMP Country File for Tanzania –UNICEF and WHO

You can download the country file for Tanzania from the washdata.org site. The latest national assessments are 2014 (SDI) and 2015 (SPA).

3. WASH in Health Care Facilities –WHO and UNICEF

Visit the link above to learn more about WASH in HCF. The JMP report and Practical Steps document under the Resources section.

4. The Every Child Alive Campaign  –UNICEF

Visit the link above to watch a video about the Soapbox Collaborative’s TEACH CLEAN pilot that took place in the Gambia in 2016.

5. WASH FIT –ICAN and the USCDC

Visit the link above to learn more about the water and sanitation for health facility improvement tool (WASH FIT).