One of the agenda items that Member States will take up at WHA is to address the lack of adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries. In the first-ever global estimates for WASH in health care facilities released by the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme In April, showed that one in four health care facilities do not have clean water on site, one in five have no sanitation services, and one in six have no handwashing facilities. A resolution at WHA urges countries to prioritize and commit to improving WASH in facilities. GHC, in coordination with GHC members PATH and WaterAid, sent a letter to the Director-General of WHO with over 90 organizations and over 70 individuals supporting the resolution.
View the sign on letter here: WASH in HCF Sign On Letters