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Budgeting for environmental health services in healthcare facilities: a ten step model for planning and costing  >

Published: April 3, 2020

Citation: Anderson et al. 2020. Budgeting for environmental health services in healthcare facilities: a ten step model for planning and costing. Int. J of Environmental Research & Public Health.  Abstract: Environmental health services (EHS) in healthcare facilities (HCFs) are critical for safe care provision, yet their availability […]

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WASH in HCF Advocacy Pack  >

Published: March 23, 2020

This advocacy pack was developed by Global Water 2020. It includes five documents with key messages and talking points to support WASH in HCF advocacy, including WASH and COVID-19.

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Behavioural Determinants of Hand Washing and Glove Recontamination before Aseptic Procedures at Birth: A Time-and-Motion Study and Survey in Zanzibar Labour Wards  >

Published: March 5, 2020

Citation: Gon, G., Virgo S., de Barra M., Ali S.M., Campbell O.M., Graham W.J., Nash S., Woodd S.L., de Bruin M. (2020). Behavioural Determinants of Hand Washing and Glove Recontamination before Aseptic Procedures at Birth: A Time-and-Motion Study and Survey in Zanzibar Labour Wards. Int. J. […]

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WHO WASH for COVID-19 Technical Brief  >

Published: March 5, 2020

This Technical Brief supplements existing IPC documents by referring to and summarizing WHO guidance on water, sanitation and health care waste which is relevant for viruses, including coronaviruses. WHO has also published a number of technical guidance documents on specific topics, including infection prevention and […]

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How an automated personal hand hygiene system can help measure and improve hand hygiene beyond a traditional health setting  >

Published: August 21, 2019

Maria Greskowiak, BSN, RN, CHPN has been a nurse for over 20 years, and is currently an Infection Preventionist and the Manager of Education for Gulfside Healthcare Services in Tampa, Florida. Through her roles, she works to highlight the importance of hand hygiene throughout the […]

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How a call for behavior change led to innovative solutions to better hand hygiene in a hospital in Denmark  >

Published: June 10, 2019

Anne-Mette Iversen is a clinical nursing specialist at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. She graduated with a master’s degree in humanities and health studies at Aarhus University. For the past four years, she has emphasized the importance of hand hygiene in the Oncology Department at […]

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How policy, training practice, and learning work together to improve hand hygiene  >

Published: April 16, 2019

Chedly Azzouz is a Paramedical Professor, an infection prevention control master trainer with the World Health Organization, and a policy advisor. He works with health workers, health system leaders, and policy makers to improve hand hygiene to prevent infections. Chedly began his career as a […]

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Clean hands are your health: Working for better hand hygiene at Hospital de Barillas  >

Published: March 18, 2019

Selyvn Rafael Mérida Reyes is in charge of maintenance at the Hospital de Barillas in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he has worked for the last six years. He graduated from the Colegio Mixto Asturias in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he focused on community development. His work at […]

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Las manos limpias son su salud: Trabajando para mejorar la higiene de manos en el Hospital de Barillas  >

Published: March 18, 2019

Selvyn Rafael Mérida Reyes está a cargo de mantenimiento en el Hospital de Barillas en Huehuetenango, Guatemala, donde ha trabajado por seis años. Se graduó en el Colegio Mixto Asturias en Huehuetenango, Guatemala, donde se enfocó en Perito en Técnicas de Desarrollo Comunitario. Al principio, […]

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Hand Hygiene – Vital to Quality Care Infographic  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This infographic introduces key data on hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, and shares practical steps to ensure hand hygiene is prioritized in healthcare settings.

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