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A health worker washes his hands before treating a patient at a hospital in Xai Xai, Mozambique. (Courtesy of Kate Holt/Jhpiego)

WASH in Health Care Facilities: A Toolbox for Improving Quality of Care

Posted October 11, 2017

Despite a high associated risk for morbidity and mortality, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and environmental conditions in health care facilities receive inadequate attention. MCSP is working every day around the world to reverse this trend – advocating for related investments, improving programmatic approaches, and contributing to related global learning.

This Global Handwashing Day, we’re launching a toolbox to consolidate the learning and resources we’ve gained integrating WASH in support of quality of care improvements that lead to improved health outcomes. As a broader understanding of WASH in health care facilities has emerged, a more human-centered lens recognizes the critical role that facility management and behavior-centered programming play in achieving health outcomes.

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