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Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities: Status in low- and middle-income countries and way forward.

Abstract

The findings in this first multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities 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. A number of areas require urgent action and WHO will work with UNICEF, Governments and other partners to develop a global plan to address the most pressing needs and ensure that all health care facilities have WASH services.

 

 

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Type
Report
Author
World Health Organization
Unicef
Keywords
Year of Publication
2015
Number of Pages
35 p.
Language
eng
Institution
World Health Organization
City
Geneva
ISBN Number
978 92 4 150847 6
Publication Language
eng