This week, minsters at the World Health Assembly in Geneva will debate a resolution to ensure adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) are provided in health facilities. More than 1.5 billion people use health centres that lack decent toilets, according to global estimates compiled by the WHO and Unicef. Two years ago, Bardiya hospital opened a ward to deal with all but the most complicated cases of sepsis. Just half of heath facilities in Nepal have both water and soap available, and only a quarter have disinfectants or sanitisers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Student nurses talk to Dhan Parta, 25, a new mother whose son was born safely in Bardiya hospital.
Source: The Guardian May 23, 2019 06:00 UTC