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Global Health Action: Hygiene on maternity units: lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India

As the proportion of deliveries in health institutions increases in low- and middle-income countries, so do the challenges of maintaining standards of hygiene and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in mothers and babies. Adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC) in these settings should be seen as integral parts of the […]

PLos ONE: Who Delivers without Water?

Hygiene during childbirth is essential to the health of mothers and newborns, irrespective of where birth takes place. This paper investigates the status of water and sanitation in both the home and facility childbirth environments, and for whom and where this is a more significant problem. Gon G, Restrepo-Méndez MC, Campbell OMR, Barros AJD, Woodd […]

Women Deliver – Event Report

This report summarises the proceedings of a side session on the importance of WASH in HCFs for improving maternal and child health outcomes that SHARE co-convened with WaterAid, the Soapbox Collaborative, the Frontline Healthworkers Coalition, the UN Foundation and IntraHealth International at the 4th Women Deliver conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 2016. http://www.shareresearch.org/research/women-deliver-event-report