Water sanitation hygiene

Achieving quality universal health coverage through better water, sanitation and hygiene services in health care facilities

A focus on Cambodia and Ethiopia

World Health Organization

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Number of pages: 16
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HIS/SDS/2017.17



The WHO/UNICEF Global Action Plan for WASH in HCFs recognises that sustained improvements in WASH in Health Care Facilities require integration between quality of care efforts and WASH. To date, little evidence is available on how such integration occurs at country level. To address this knowledge gap, WHO has conducted several in-depth situational analysis in countries that are undertaking actions to improve WASH in Health Care Facilities as part of their quality of care improvement efforts. The purpose of the situation analyses was to capture mechanisms that “jointly support” WASH in HCF and quality of care improvements and also identify barriers and challenges to implementing and sustaining these improvements.

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