Global & Disaster Medicine

Safe Surgery & WASH

WASH in Healthcare Facilities

“…..Yet the state of hundreds of thousands of healthcare facilities in low- and middle- income countries is deplorable. Take into account that this data includes developed countries. Worldwide, 1/4 lack basic water services and 1/5 lack adequate sanitation services, leaving 2 billion people without access to safe, affordable surgical care.The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, report—the first-ever effort to collect baseline water and sanitation data in healthcare facilities around the world, released last April—evaluated over 560,000 facilities in 125 countries.….”

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