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New Open WHO course on gender equality, disability and social inclusion in WASH in health care facilities

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia recently launched a new OpenWHO course: Mainstreaming of gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) in WASH in health care facilities. 

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Aligned with the updated WASH FIT guidance from WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the course offers eight practical steps to improve WASH practices in health facilities with a particular focus on marginalized groups such as women, girls and persons with disabilities.

Poor WASH services compromise health care quality and the realization of health as a human right. The course aims to empower health professionals and policymakers with strategies to ensure universal access to quality health care.

The course last approximately two hours and participants will learn:

  • the importance of GEDSI in WASH in health-care facilities.
  • how GEDSI can be integrated into the eight practical steps to achieve universal access to quality care.

Access the course here

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