The goal of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Healthcare Facilities project was to provide 100% of 40 healthcare facilities in the Kolokani and Koro districts in Mali with sustainable WASH services. This project used an integrated approach in collaboration with community members, local government, and health/WASH partners that were operating in the programme areas.
At the end of the project, 34 healthcare facilities, including 33 community-based health centres and one district hospital, received the WASH package that met national and World Health Organization (WHO) Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT) standards. Due to insecurity in Koro district affecting six health facilities, World Vision was unable to implement the Clean Clinic Approach (an initiative to promote safe care practices and accountability in healthcare facilities) as well as improve long-term WASH facilities there. Instead, these six health centers received a short-term WASH package and stakeholder capacity building.