Improving WASH for Healthcare Facilities and Women’s Health: Testing the STREAMS Approach in Malawi
- Sustainable Development Goal :3- Good Health and Well-Being
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :Malawi
- Testing Period :15 months
- Amount :$240,444
Royal Roads University and its partner Transform International (Canada) tested an innovative solution to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HFC) in Malawi, specifically for women since they constitute the majority of the HCF users, often for delivery and postpartum recovery. This project focused on the STREAMS (systems, training, education, and monitoring support) approach by combining WASH best practices and two circuit riders to implement, support and sustain WASH infrastructure and improved behaviours and practices.