Improving maternal and newborn health (MNH) is a key priority for the Government of Zanzibar (GoZ). Between September 2013 and November 2014 it commissioned The Soapbox Collaborative, WaterAid and the Pemba Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri – ‘the research team’ – to conduct a needs assessment examining the standards of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), infection prevention control (IPC) and solid waste management (SWM) across Zanzibar’s thirty-seven maternity units, funded by SHARE. The results of the assessment were shared at a workshop in November 2014 during which the research team supported the GoZ in developing an intervention plan focused on improving WASH infrastructure in maternity units and developing training materials to improve health facility staff knowledge and practice on IPC and WASH.
Faulkner, S.; Chitty, A. BRIEFING PAPER: Improving Maternal Health in Zanzibar through Improved WASH. SHARE, London, UK (2015) 6 pp.