WASH in Health Care Facilities

Universal access to water and sanitation are global goals for the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda – enshrined in Goal 6 “ensure access to water and sanitation for all”. Achieving this requires an increased focus on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in public settings, including WASH in healthcare facilities. Within healthcare facilities, access to safe WASH is vital for protecting human health and dignity, improving the quality of care, for infection prevention and control, safe delivery for mothers and newborns and to improve healthcare seeking behavior.