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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 broader domain of quality care. Assessment approaches are needed which capture standards for both WASH and IPC, and so inform quality improvement processes.

Cross, S., et al. Hygiene on maternity units: lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India. Global Health Action, [S.l.], v. 9, dec. 2016. ISSN 1654-9880.