Achieving and maintaining WASH services in health care facilities is a critical element for a number of health aims including those linked to quality universal health coverage, infection prevention and control, patient safety, and child and maternal health, in particular the time around child delivery. WASH also extends beyond health impacts to issues of dignity and respect, staff morale, and performance and safety. Accordingly, WASH in health care facilities is part of universal WASH access for all (SDG targets 6.1 and 6.2) and is directly related to a number of health goals, namely reducing maternal mortality, and under-five and neonatal mortality (3.1, 3.2) and universal health coverage (3.8)  including quality health care services for which WASH is critical.

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