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Progress on WASH in health care facilities 2000-2021: special focus on WASH and infection prevention and control (IPC)

  • 30/08/2022
  • WHO

In May 2022, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling for WHO to draft a global strategy on infection prevention and control. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), through the WHO/ UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) release progress updates on WASH in households, WASH in schools and WASH in health care facilities every two years. This 2022 update presents national, regional and global estimates for WASH in health care facilities up to the year 2021, with a special focus on the linkages between WASH and infection prevention and control (IPC).