National Standards and Guidelines on Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Care Waste Management

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Care Waste Management in Health Care Facilities


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities is one of the main prerequisites for achieving the national health goals, which go in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-Goal 3 (to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being) and Goal 6 (to ensure the availability and sustainable use of water and sanitation for all).

Safe water, functioning hand washing facilities, latrines, hygiene and cleanliness practices are all critical to improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes, as well as basic infection, prevention and control interventions (IPC) that are necessary to prevent public health hazards that may result from poor WASH services.

This guide includes minimum standards for water supply, sanitation, hygiene and healthcare waste management in health care facilities. This guiding document summarizes recommendations and provides general guidance on the adoption of international and national water and sanitation standards and the implementation of necessary public health measures.

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UNICEF and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan
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English, Russian, Tajik

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