WASH Strengthening at the Facility Level

Dates: February 21 - February 24, 2011
Venue:

Tea Tot Hotel

Machakos, Eastern Province
Kenya

Description:

The Kenyan Ministry of Health and Sanitation, in conjunction with AIDSTAR-One, is holding a training to strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at health facilities in order to improve the quality of health care for people living with HIV (PLWH) and their families.

People living with HIV (PLWH) have compromised immunity, meaning that they are highly susceptible to infections. Unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene can spread diseases, which can be especially lethal to PLWH.

The three-day training will pilot AIDSTAR-One's draft WASH Curriculum, an evidence-based disease prevention intervention that implements small, doable actions to reduce the risk of unsafe water or hygiene practices to PLWH. Eight health facilities will participate, two each in Naivasha, Thika, Kajiado, and Nairobi Districts.

The primary goals of the training are:

  • To build the capacity of individual health care providers to adopt WASH approaches
  • To provide guidance to program planners and administrators in developing facility-wide WASH approaches

To access AIDSTAR-One's complete draft WASH Training Curriculum, click here.