Newsletter: One in four health care facilities lacks basic water services, say WHO and UNICEF
One in four health care facilities lacks basic water services, say WHO and UNICEF
23rd April 2019
According to a recent
report by WHO and UNICEF, one in four health care facilities around the world lacks basic water services, impacting over 2 billion people. Moreover, one in five health care facilities has no sanitation service. These services are crucial to preventing infections, reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance and providing quality care, particularly for safe childbirth. At the 2019 World Health Assembly to be held in May, governments will debate a resolution on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Health Care Facilities which was unanimously approved by the WHO Executive Board earlier this year.