World health assembly resolution on WASH in healthcare facilities

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Text from the Resolution on WASH in healthcare facilities, which World Health Assembly Member States unanimously voted to adopt at the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019. The resolution notes that the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services is fundamental for patient safety and has been shown to reduce the risk of infection for patients, carers, health workers and surrounding communities, and that progress towards the provision of those services in health care facilities would also allow for effective and timely prevention of diarrhoeal and other diseases,.