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Protect Health Workers with Climate-Resilient Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Clean water, decent toilets, and access to soap for cleaning and handwashing are key to prevent the spread of infections and diseases.
Frontline Health Workers Call for Improved WASH

Health workers need water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 right now, and to provide safe essential health services every day.

Stop a Pandemic Without Water? Health Workers across the World Need WASH

Without water, health workers can't wash their hands, disinfect medical equipment, or clean surfaces or floors.

Without WASH, Health Workers Can’t Do Their Jobs

Health workers must have water, sanitation and hygeine (WASH) to provide safe care.

Top Reads and Resources for Hand Hygiene in Health Facilities

Hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to prevent health care-associated infections. This Hand Hygiene Day read five key resources to understand the role of hand hygiene in universal health coverage.

Clean Hands Count for Frontline Health Workers

The Global Handwashing Partnership highlights the importance of effective handwashing in health facilities and emphazises that proper hand hygiene can prevent the spread of infections, including health care-associated infections.

Clean hands – a recipe for health: linking hand hygiene and food hygiene

This year the theme for Global Handwashing Day was Clean hands - recipe for health. WaterAid's Om Prasad Gautam examines the link between food hygiene and hand hygiene.

Hygiene in health facilities: Supporting health workers to lead quality care

May 5th marks two important global advocacy days — Hand Hygiene Day and International Day of the Midwife. This year’s Hand Hygiene Day campaign focuses on the prevention of sepsis, and International Day of the Midwife celebrates midwives leading the way with quality care.

Want to support frontline health workers? Invest in WASH.

Better water, sanitation, and hygiene in health facilities can help health workers protect themselves and their patients.

WASH on the Front Line

By Assumpta Nantume, Global Health Council South Sudan is one of several conflict regions today that face a grave scarcity of human resources for health. The recent surge in violence last month has worsened the humanitarian crisis and taken a huge toll on refugee camps, where individuals are...

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