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WASH & CLEAN Toolkit

The WASH & CLEAN Toolkit is a free set of tools developed as part of the SHARE Research Consortium and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council funded study, WASH & CLEAN on the Labour Ward: A situation analysis in India and Bangladesh. The study was conducted by the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, BRAC in Bangladesh, Immpact, University of Aberdeen, and the Soapbox Collaborative.

The tools are to be used to perform a situation analysis of the state of hygiene (outcomes) on the maternity unit, as measured by visual cleanliness and the presence of potential pathogens, and individual and contextual/systems level determinants. The tools can be used as part of an internal audit process, as part of a continuous improvement cycle, or as part of a wider research study.

Application of the tools is to be undertaken by health facility Infection Prevention and Control Committees (or equivalent), researchers, or external agencies as commissioned for the purpose.

The data gathered by the tools is for use by health facility senior management, district and regional health management teams, policy makers, and research institute(s). The data can be used to identify priority areas and inform intervention, provide indicators to support performance, and information to inform policy.

The Instruction PDF can be downloaded here: WASH & CLEAN Toolkit Instructions

The Toolkit can be downloaded here: WASH & CLEAN Toolkit

Download Instructions:

We have found that this works easiest on Internet Explorer, but it should also work with other popular browsers.

1: Click on the link above (underlined).

2: Click on this symbol at the top of the page:IMG_3780
3: Follow the on screen instructions from your computer – use the default program that your computer suggests for the download.

4: For the toolkit file (not the instructions) you will need to unzip the file. To do so on a mac, the computer should automatically open the file using Archive Utility. On a windows computer, right click the folder once downloaded, select “Extract All” then follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively, if you double click on the folder instead of right clicking,  you will be shown a folder with multiple files, click the .exe file at the bottom of the folder.