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Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT)

Authors:
WHO | Unicef
Year Published:
2018
Resource Type:
Technical Guidance | Tools & Manuals
Language:
English

WASH FIT is a risk-based approach for improving and sustaining water, sanitation and hygiene and health care waste management infrastructure and services in health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). WASH FIT is an improvement tool to be used on a continuous and regular basis, to first and foremost help health care facility staff and administrators prioritize and improve services, and, second, to inform broader district, regional and national efforts to improve quality health care.

The WASH FIT guide contains practical step-by-step directions and tools for assessing and improving services. It is adapted from the water safety plan (WSP) approach recommended in the WHO Guidelines for drinking-water quality (WHO, 2011) and goes beyond water safety to include sanitation and hygiene, health care waste, management and staff empowerment.