Tuesday 26 14.30 CET Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities webinar

25 November, 2019

Dear HIFA forum colleagues,

in case you haven't heard about it yet, I am pleased to share details below of how to join the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities webinar "From resolution to revolution", tomorrow (Tuesday 26th November).

This relates directly to the World Health Assembly (WHA)72 resolution and builds on the momentum of a recent global meeting held in Zambia. It will focus on the findings from the global meeting, in order to make further progress from Resolution to Revolution.

Objectives of the webinar include: 1) to summarise the need for ongoing commitments to ensure a successful revolution in achieving improved WASH in health care facilities, 2) to explore who needs to do what to achieve the step change required in all countries, 3) to outline the actions needed to realise the best practice recommendations as well as recommendations from the global meeting (Sept 2019) and practical tools and resources applicable to all.

Country colleagues including from Liberia and Zambia will share their updates.

To join, just click the link below at the time of the webinar, 14.30 CET.

Join and ask questions of the panel/speakers on relevant healthcare information matters including translation of critical resources and how we can widen access to information on WASH as required.

Many thanks for sharing across your networks, the link to the relevant web page is also here: https://www.washinhcf.org/events/from-resolution-to-revolution-wash-in-h...

J

HIFA profile: Julie Storr has over a decade of experience working for WHO on the development, implementation and evaluation of global improvement programmes in the field of patient safety, quality and infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change. Her current work spans two WHO units – quality Universal Health Coverage and Global Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). Her technical and leadership expertise was called on to support WHO’s Ebola response and recovery efforts in 2014/15, with a focus on national IPC policy development in Sierra Leone. She led on the development of the recently published evidence based WHO Guidelines on the Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level. She was previously President of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK and Ireland, Assistant Director at the English National Patient Safety Agency and Director of the seminal cleanyourhands campaign. Julie has authored a book (Perspectives and Perceptions of IPC – highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards), published widely in the academic literature and is peer reviewer of a range of academic journals including Implementation Science, and on the international advisory board of the Journal of Infection Prevention. She is currently studying for a doctorate in public health (health care leadership and management) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. @hifa_org

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