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The World Health Organization and UNICEF have commissioned the first comprehensive, multinational analysis on water, sanitation and hygiene services in health care facilities, calling for global action to push toward 100 percent coverage of these services through new policies, collaboration, monitoring and training.
The report’s authors are:
The report is available online.
They evaluated available WaSH data from 66,101 health care facilities in 54 low- and middle-income countries and found that 38 percent of those facilities lack an improved water source, 19 percent lack improved sanitation and 35 percent lack soap for hand washing — situations that impede even basic health care services, such as child delivery.
“It is shameful that there are health care facilities failing to provide a safe environment, compromising the health of those who turn to them for care,” Bartram said. “We need health care professionals — from the health worker in charge of the smallest health post to the CEO of the most sophisticated hospital — to take responsibility for delivering on the medical maxim ‘first do no harm.’ ”
The report says: