WASH Water & Sanitation

Faith-based Facilities Partner to Improve IPC in Ghana

Two years from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, health facilities in Ghana are rallying to keep their patients and health workers safe – and to provide safe, quality health care. These two videos show how MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, in partnership with the Christian Health Association of Ghana, supported 25 facilities to improve their infection prevention and control (IPC) practices and enhance their delivery of quality, nurturing care for mothers and babies.

See Keeping Ghanaian Health Facilities Safe During COVID-19

Helping Faith-based Facilities in Ghana Improve Infection Prevention and Control

Tools for Clinics

Clean Clinic Approach | 2016 | The USAID-supported Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) produced this two-page brief to explain the “Clean Clinic Approach.” This tool encourages health facilities to establish WASH goals and make incremental improvements towards the end goal of achieving “Clean Clinic” status, as defined with the national Ministry of Health. It is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Progress Report on Faith-Inspired Action and Results for WASH in Health Care Facilities

This report compiled by WASH in Health Care Facilities (a partnership of the World Health Organization and UNICEF) compiles commitments of faith-based organization in WASH and highlights the work of CCIH, Christian Health Associations, other CCIH members and faith-based organizations. See the report

Other Faith-based Resources

Accord Network WASH Alliance | CCIH member the Accord Network’s WASH Alliance is committed to implementing WASH services in a way that is distinctly informed by the principles of excellence in integral mission.

Become a Clean Water Advocate | CCIH Member, Living Waters for the World wants you to help spread the good news about Living Waters for the World by serving as a Clean Water Advocate for your church/mission organization, as well as your community.

Faiths For Safe Water | Faiths for Safe Water is an advocacy project that focuses on the faith voice on water, our shared religious symbol, to help prioritize attention and funding on the global water crisis. Faiths for Safe Water is dedicated to supporting the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector and does not advocate for any particular faith or field projects.

Safe Waters International Ministries | The mission of Safe Water International Ministries (SWIM) is to love human kind by encouraging participation as ambassadors of Jesus Christ, providing for their physical needs, focused on safe drinking water and sharing the Living Water of Jesus Christ worldwide.

Sermon Guide from IMA World Health | CCIH member IMA World Health developed this sermon guide to help Christian leaders educate congregations and communities about Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

World Water Day | World Water Day is an effort to raise awareness, educate and advocate for clean drinking water and why it is essential to health and livelihood. See more from WaterStep

WASH Monitoring & Evaluation Resources

Core questions and indicators for monitoring WASH in health care facilities in the Sustainable Development Goals (Available in English, French, Russian, Arabic, Spanish) | Developed by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in 2018

Monitoring Environmental Health in Maternal and Newborn Health Programs In Health Care Facilities | Developed by the Maternal and Child Survival Project (MCSP) in November 2019