health

Report

WASH in Health Care Facilities | Status in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Way Forward

The findings in this first multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities (HCFs) are sobering. Drawing on data from 54 low- and middle-income countries, the report concludes that 38% lack access to even rudimentary levels of water, 19% lack sanitation and 35% do not have water and soap for handwashing. When a higher level of service is factored in, the situation deteriorates significantly.

Report

Transforming Health Systems: The Vital Role of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

In 2015, WHO and UNICEF launched the first global report on the status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. It revealed that healthcare facilities often lack access to water, sanitation and the means to maintain good hygiene, seriously undermining the quality of healthcare. Since then, WaterAid has been working with partners and ministries of health to improve WASH in healthcare facilities in several countries.

Toolkit

WASH and Health Working Together: a ‘How-to Guide’ for NTD Programmes

This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance to Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) program managers and partners on how to engage and work collaboratively with the WASH community to improve delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene services to underserved populations affected by many NTDs.

Intl Campaign Day

World Water Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind

World Water Day 2019 falls on March 22. This year's theme is "Leaving No One Behind," is based on a core pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—that everyone must benefit from sustainable development. 

Report

Social Science in Epidemics: Cholera Lessons Learned

This report is the first installment of the ‘Social Science in Epidemics’ series, commissioned by the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Direct Assistance (OFDA). In this series, past outbreaks are reviewed in order to identify social science ‘entry points’ for emergency interventions and preparedness activities. The aim is to determine tangible ways to address the social, political and economic dynamics of epidemics and to ensure that interventions build on the social and cultural resources of the communities they aim to support.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: USAID/Mali CARE Nutrition and Hygiene Project

USAID/Mali’s CARE Nutrition and Hygiene Project integrates nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and agriculture interventions with the overall goal to improve the nutritional status of women and children; with a special emphasis on building resilience through the prevention and treatment of malnutrition.

The project runs from October 2013–September 2019.

Blog

Podcast Features Two Thought Leaders on How Tackle the Global Sanitation Crisis

“I have seen that real change comes from the bottom up, from pressure from society—from good, willing people and action groups who actually put pressure on their governments to change,” says Rolf Luyendijk, executive director of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, in the latest episode of USAID’s Global Waters Radio podcast series. “Linking up with these groups, I think, is critical to get politicians to prioritize investing in sanitation.”