Title: Global Progress Report on WASH in Health Care Facilities: Fundamentals first
A global Call to action on WASH in health care facilities, issued by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General in 2018, urged all Member States, UN agencies and partners to commit leadership and resources to addressing this fundamental challenge. In response, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) developed a corresponding global workplan with targets and metrics to guide action. The two organizations have since released two updates on global data (the latest summarized in the present report) as well as a framework for national and local level action detailing eight ‘practical steps’ that countries might take.
The unanimous approval in 2019 of the World Health Assembly Resolution 72.7 on WASH in health care facilities (herein referred to as ‘the Resolution’) committed all countries to act and draws upon the global vision, related metrics and practical steps. This present report provides a comprehensive summary of global progress on improving water, sanitation, hygiene, waste management and environmental cleaning (WASH) in health care facilities and is intended to stimulate solution-driven country and partner actions to further address major gaps. It illustrates how stakeholders in the WASH and health sectors are increasingly working together in specific countries, with the ultimate aim of delivering safe, quality essential health services.
Catégorie : Hygiène de l’eau et l’assainissement