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UNICEF: Handwashing Stations and Supplies for COVID-19

Handwashing with soap, when done correctly, is critical in the fight against COVID-19, but 3 billion people have no ready access to a place to wash their hands with soap at home. Handwashing station designs need to be appropriate for the intended use and must consider health, design features and local procurement, as well as…

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COVID-19 WHO WASH Technical Brief (WHO, UNICEF)

Download the full technical brief – 23 April 2020   Excerpts related to handwashing infrastructure   Healthcare facilities Functional hand hygiene facilities should be present for all health care workers at all points of care, in areas where PPE is put on or taken off, and where health care waste is handled. In addition, functional…

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WHO guidance: handwashing stations; healthcare facilities

01 April 2020 – WHO Recommendation on Handwashing Stations; Healthcare Facilities Download full recommendation here: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/inaugural-who-partners-forum/who-interim-recommendation-on-obligatory-hand-hygiene-against-transmission-of-covid-19.pdf   WHO recommends the following: One or several hand hygiene stations (either for handwashing with soap and water5 or for hand rubbing with an alcohol-based hand rub6) should be placed in front of the entrance of every public (including…

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Ministers of Health approve resolution on WASH in HCFs

During the 72nd World Health Assembly, hosted on 20–28 May 2019, the WASH in health care facilities resolution was unanimously approved. World Health Organization (WHO) Member States committed to developing national roadmaps, setting and monitoring targets, increasing investments in infrastructure and human resources and strengthening systems to improve and sustain Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH)…

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