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Hygiene in Health Facilities

2021 Hand Hygiene Research Summary  >

Published: April 15, 2022

The 2021 hand hygiene research summary outlines key themes and findings from hygiene-related research papers published in 2021. Sections include health and non-health impacts of hand hygiene, hand hygiene access and supplies, determinants and interventions for hand hygiene behavior change in various settings, and the […]


Hand Hygiene for All – Improving Access and Behavior in Health Care Facilities  >

Published: December 9, 2020

This brief draws on learning from legacy work and the current evidence base, emphasizing the synergistic relationship between infection prevention and control (IPC) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in HCFs and summarizing how joint action and collaboration is essential for improvement in the context […]


Rx Hand Hygiene Webinar Slide Deck and Key Resources  >

Published: May 8, 2020

On May 7, 2020 at 8am EDT (12pm UTC), the Global Handwashing Partnership and Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) hosted the webinar highlighting the importance of access to hand hygiene facilities and practical actions that can be taken in […]


Clean hands protect mothers and newborns in Nigeria through COVID-19  >

Published: May 8, 2020

Rita Momoh is a registered nurse and midwife with Wellbeing Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria. She graduated with her nursing degree from Adamawa State College in northeast Nigeria and began her nursing practice at an orthopedic hospital in Jos, Nigeria. Rita practiced as a nurse before […]


Midwives are paving the way for better hand hygiene in Lagos, Nigeria  >

Published: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 is a reminder of the critical role of hand hygiene in preventing diseases and improving health outcomes. As the first hands to touch a newborn baby, midwives protect the lives of mothers, their children, and their communities. In Lagos, Nigeria, a team of midwives […]


Key Recommendations on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Measures in Healthcare Facilities  >

Published: April 30, 2020

Existing recommendations on water, sanitation and hygiene measures in healthcare facilities are important to provide adequate patient care and protect both patients and staff. This guidance document by PAHO provides key recommendations and messages for WASH in healthcare facilities for COVID-19 and beyond.


WHO Guide to Alcohol-Based Handrub Production  >

Published: April 28, 2020

This guide summarizes essential background information from the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care and provides practical information on the local production of alcohol-based handrub.


WASH in HCF Response to COVID-19 Assessment Tool  >

Published: April 24, 2020

This worksheet developed by Food for the Hungry and Engineers Without Borders USA serves as a rapid assessment of healthcare facilities to determine capacity to respond to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The tool covers four broad areas considered critical to COVID-19 response, including: Health, […]


WASH in Healthcare Facilities Actions for COVID-19  >

Published: April 21, 2020

This brief developed by Global Water 2020 describes water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) actions that low-resource healthcare facilities can undertake to prepare for and address COVID-19.


WASH in HCF & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Hand Hygiene Slides  >

Published: April 16, 2020

This webinar is part of a mini WASH in healthcare facilities training series. The webinar was conduced by WHO and UNICEF in April 2020. View the webinar slides here.



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