A 2015 report from UNICEF and WHO found that limited data exists on the status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF). Few assessments have been conducted and even fewer collect data beyond the basic coverage of WASH within a HCF. In order to determine the extent of the problem and develop an action plan to address gaps, more comprehensive assessments are needed.
In this webinar from the Emory University WASH in Health Care Facilities Initiative, John Brogan of Terres des Hommes discusses the importance and purpose of assessing WASH in HCF, how resulting data can be used to inform planning and development, and provides examples of tools to do so. Arabella Hayter of the World Health Organization provides expert commentary.