WASH REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

How to Make a Mild Chlorine Solution 0.05% (CDC, 2018)


This simple poster describes how to make a simple mild chlorine solution of 0.05% for handwashing in healthcare facilities and public locations.


WASH Webinar #2 on COVID-19 (UNHCR, 2020)


This second webinar for UNHCR Global WASH staff and partners summarizes UNHCR operational messages on WASH preparedness and response to COVID-19.


    Technical WASH Guidance for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response (UNHCR, 2020)


    The following is a breakdown of key WASH guidance for COVID-19 preparedness and response to support regional and country operations in planning and resource mobilization. These are based on WHO technical guidelines and UNHCR guidance for operations and where relevant operation or site level outbreak preparedness and response plans.


      UNHCR Key Activities for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response (UNHCR, 2020)


      Publisher: UNHCR Year: 2020 Description: The following is a breakdown of key considerations for COVID-19 preparedness and response to support regional and country operations in planning and resource mobilization. These are based on WHO technical guidelines and UNHCR guidance for operations and where relevant operation or site level outbreak preparedness and response plans.


      WASH and Energy Checklist for Health Facilities (UNHCR, 2020)


      A WASH and Energy Checklist for rapid assessments of Health Facilities in refugee contexts.


      Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WHO, 2018)


      WASH FIT is a risk-based, continuous improvement framework with a set of tools for undertaking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) improvements as part of wider quality improvements in health care facilities. It is aimed at small primary, and in some instances secondary, health care facilities in low and middle income countries. WASH FIT is an adaptation of the water safety plan (WSP) approach, which is recommended in the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality as the most effective way of ensuring continuous provision of safe drinking-water. It is aimed at small primary, and in some instances secondary, health care facilities in low and middle income countries.


        Overview of Technologies for the Treatment of Infectious and Sharp Waste from Health Care Facilities (WHO, 2019)


        This document provides an overview of specific health care waste technologies for the treatment of solid infectious and sharp waste. For each technology, details of its operation, effects on the environment and health, requirements for installation, capacities for treating waste, examples of consumables and advantages and disadvantages are described. The document is designed for health care facility administrators and planners, WASH and infection prevention control staff, national planners, donors and partners.


          Safe Management of Wastes from Health Care Activities – 2nd Ed (WHO, 2014)


          This handbook provides comprehensive guidance on safe, efficient, and environmentally sound methods for the handling and disposal of health-care wastes in normal situations and emergencies.


            WASH in Health Care Facilities in Emergencies (WHO, 2011)


            This document contains recommendations for setting minimum Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) standards in health-care facilities in emergencies in order to provide an adequate and safe level of health-care in addition to minimizing the risk of health-care facility related infection for patients, staff and carers.