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
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.