Knowledge and Practice of WASH among Health workers in Private Hospitals within Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria


Authors : Ude A. C; Ekeleme N.C; Ndep A.O

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 6 - June

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Essential components for rendering healthcare services are the provision of adequate clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and its practices. The presence of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities within healthcare settings helps to minimize the risk of contacting hospital acquired infections and its spread. It also preserves the dignity of vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, children under -5 and the elderly. To determine the knowledge and practice of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among health workers in private hospitals within Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State. A descriptive cross sectional design was used to assess the WASH practices among health workers in the study area. Ninety-six health workers were drawn from 17 health facilities. A pre-tested, structured questionnaire was used to obtain information from health workers that gave their consent. Data was analysed using IBM SPSS version 20.0.

Keywords : Knowledge, Practice, WASH, Health Workers, Calabar Metropolis.

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