WASH & CLEAN

About

The third in a series of four SHARE-WSSCC co-funded studies, this operational research sought to develop and pilot a suite of tools that could be used to objectively capture levels of cleanliness and the determinants, processes and outcomes of cleaning on the labour ward. 

The tools were piloted via a ‘situation analysis’ and a ‘needs assessment’ of the state of maternity units’ WASH and infection prevention and control practices in Gujarat, India, which revealed WASH conditions to be sub-optimal. This study provided greater depth on coverage, status and use than existing data sources (Afsana et al., 2014). 

To provide a cross-cultural comparison and through leveraged funding from the Soapbox Collaborative, the WASH & CLEAN study has been extended to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BUILDING KNOWLEDGE. IMPROVING THE WASH SECTOR.

SHARE contributes to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide.