WASH in health care facilities: global baseline report 2019

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WHO and UNICEF, through the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP), have produced regular updates on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) since 1990. Together, they are responsible for monitoring the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets 6.1 and 6.2 and supporting global monitoring of other WASH-related SDG targets and indicators.

This first JMP report on WASH in health care facilities introduces new service ladders for basic services and establishes national, regional and global baseline estimates that contribute towards global monitoring of SDG targets 6.1 and 6.2 –universal access to WASH. The 2019 WHO and UNICEF “WASH in health care facilities. Practical steps for universal access” is intended as a companion document to this report.

Note that more recent data WASH in HCF is available at WASHdata.org