As part of CASH, St Paul's hospital in Addis Ababa ensured women in labour had access to latrines.
On 9 February, the Quality of Care Network hosted a webinar on 'Cleaner hospitals for better quality of care: the example of Ethiopia’s Clean & Safe Health Facility Initiative'
Molla Godif Fisehatsion from the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia and Tewodros Fantahun from St Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa presented the Clean and Safe Health Facility initiative (CASH), a programme of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to make healthcare facilities clean, safe and comfortable to patients, visitors and staff. They explained how the CASH initiative supports the overall national proirity of improving quality of care, and what specific impact it had in the case of St Paul's hospital staff motivation, infrastructure improvement, and patients' experience of care.
With CASH in its 4th year of implementation, and now active in all public hospitals in the country, the webinar provided an opportunity to look at the successes, challenges and requirements of a long standing, ambitious programme targeting simulteaneously health workers and managers, hospital cleaning staff and patients and their families.
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