Improving Maternal Health in Zanzibar through Improved WASH

This briefing paper summarises the findings of a Government of Zanzibar (GoZ)-commissioned and SHARE-funded study that examined the standards of WASH, infection prevention control (IPC) and solid waste management across Zanzibar’s thirty-seven maternity units. The research was undertaken by The Soapbox Collaborative, WaterAid and the Pemba Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri. Its results were shared at a workshop in November 2014 during which the research team supported the GoZ in developing an intervention plan focused on improving WASH infrastructure in maternity units and developing training materials to improve health facility staff knowledge and practice on IPC and WASH.

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