Improving the Lives of People Living with HIV through WASH

  • Source:
  • AIDSTAR-One. 2012.

  • Summary:
  • AIDSTAR-One has finalized a new training resource that aims to address problems around water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at health facilities to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. This comprehensive, three-four day curriculum has two goals: to build the capacity of individual health care providers to adopt WASH approaches; and to provide guidance to program planners, and administrators in developing facility-wide WASH approaches. The curriculum provides detailed activities to improve WASH systems in health facilities by ensuring a safe and sufficient supply of water, sanitation, and basic hygiene practices exist at the facility level. In resource-limited countries, many essential practices are lacking in the majority of health care facilities making adequate patient care more difficult, particularly for people living with HIV (PLWH) and others who are more likely to get an infection.

  • Keywords:
  • Accessing Water Handwashing (Hand Washing) Household Water Treatment & Storage People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) Programming Guidance Sanitation/Feces Disposal Training Resources
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