About the Meeting
A WHO & UNICEF virtual meeting, co-hosted with WaterAid
One year on from the World health Assembly Resolution (WHA72) on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in health-care facilities, this two-hour virtual meeting (facilitated by WHO, UNICEF and WaterAid) focuses on progress made to date. It affords an opportunity to explore how to accelerate action and investment to assure the world that clean hands, clean surfaces and clean practices in every health-care facility can be an achievable and sustainable goal, including for the prevention of COVID-19.
The main objectives of the meeting are:
To consider how WASH in health care facilities can be hard wired into the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts moving forward.
To share country progress and discuss successes and bottlenecks regarding implementation of the 2019 WHA Resolution. This will include a focus on empowering the health workforce, particularly nurses and midwives and how action to improve WASH in health-care facilities is supporting COVID-19 efforts.
To engage WASH and health partner organizations and investment banks in strategizing on how to meet global targets for WASH in health-care facilities, using COVID-19 as an opportunity to sustainably improve WASH services.
To spark further commitments, investment and increased accountability in achieving universal access to WASH in health-care facilities, aligned with the COVID-19 response and recovery funding.
There is a maximum of 1,000 places available for those accessing the meeting. If you are unable to join, please note that a recording of the meeting will be available via https://www.washinhcf.org.
This is a joint WHO and UNICEF meeting, co-hosted with WaterAid. Individual user contact and participation data will be shared with the WHO to potentially contact you after the event.
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