The state of services (WASH) is catastrophic, in health facilities, and in schools. More than 70% of our health care facilities and schools do not have access to water, and three out of five do not have improved sanitation and more than two-thirds have no equipment for hand washing with soap during recess (HYGI
By 2030, every school and health care establishment, wherever it is located in Cameroon, must have reliable and safely managed access to safe drinking water and sanitation. , (WASH) associated with appropriate practices, which meet the needs of staff, teachers, patients and students in order to provide safe care and quality education and access to the person.
Benefits of Improving Services (WASH) in Health Care and School Institutions Contributes to;
Improve readiness and response to school and health emergencies
Improve student and patient satisfaction and demand for teachers and health care.
Improve working conditions and the health and safety of health staff and teachers at work.
Reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality
Reduce the development and expansion of antimicrobial resistance.
Reduce the risk of contracting water-borne diseases, infections in schools and hospitals
Basic Principles of Medicine
One of the fundamental principles of medicine is “above all, do no harm” without adequate (WASH) services, this principle can not be respected, if a health care institution, in a school does not a safe and reliable water supply, hygienic toilets accessible to all patients – staff – teachers – male and female pupils, whatever their age and ability to equip and practice proper handwashing, effective cleaning of the premises or a suitable waste management system, the health and safety of students, patients, caretakers and staff is severely compromised.