WASH in health care facilities are water, sanitation, hygiene, waste management and environmental cleaning services in hospitals, health centres, clinics and dental surgery centres, where people receive health care from a trained professional. This includes public, private and not-for-profit facilities. [Source: WHO and UNICEF, 2019. Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities : practical steps to achieve universal access. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO). P. 41 ; Cronk, R. & Bartram, J., 2015. Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities : status in low and middle income countries and way forward. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef. P. 4]
Advocating for WASH in Healthcare Facilities: A Roundtable Series, taking place on Wednesday 17 February, 3 and 17 March @ 7AM EST, 1PM GMT+1. IRC's Elynn Walter is moderating the first session on WASH in Health Facilities
Fort Portal, Kabarole, UGANDA. 11 November 2020 - IRC Uganda today launches a new project with Kabarole District Local Government to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 through strengthening water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in healthcare facilities.
Some of the cleanest and smartest toilets in the whole Bongo district are found at Foe Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS). This community health post serves more than 2,280 people in four communities across an area stretching up to the border with Burkina Faso.
Vivian Kumah has been the lead nurse in charge of the community health planning and service centre at Gambia No 1 for about four and half years – and getting water had been a problem for almost the whole of that time.