Application has to be submitted on www.inductusjobs.com/un
Position: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Climate Change and environment Sustainability (CCES) in Health Care Facilities Specialist
Employing Agency (Employer): Inductus Limited
Duration of the contract: 01st January 2024 to 31 Dec 2024 (12 months)
Remuneration: Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history. (Current and Expected professional fee has to be quoted on portal)
“It is a consultancy position for which the candidates are required to quote an all-inclusive monthly fee. The position requires travel outside the duty station. Inductus will arrange the travel. OPE costs for any outstation travel / travel outside duty stations, would be paid to the consultant by Inductus based on standard rates prevalent in the respective State. No other fee/ expenses would be paid or reimbursed apart from the above”
No. of Vacancy: 1
Duty Station: Bhopal, M.P with travel to Districts
Administrative Supervision- Inductus Limited
Last Date for Application: 23rd November 2023 (Mid Night)
Application has to be submitted on: www.inductusjobs.com/un (No applications will be considered by other means)
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WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Climate Change and environment Sustainability (CCES) in Health Care Facilities Specialist, National Health Mission, Madhya Pradesh
Out of millions of people getting infections every year, 15% of estimated to develop one or more infections during a hospital stay (Allegranzi et al., 2011). Among newborns, sepsis and other severe infections are major killers estimated to cause 430,000 deaths annually. The risks associated with sepsis are 34 times greater in low-resource settings (Oza et al., 2015). It is already established that unclean water and poor sanitation are the main factors causing around 80 per cent of the disease. Research studies revealed that inadequate access to WASH facilities anywhere could significantly impact health and result in adverse consequences from exposure to pathogens. As per WHO-UNICEF JointMonitoring Programme Global estimates, 35% of Health Care Centers in the South-East Asia Region lack functional hand hygiene facilities at the point of care and also, toilets. Also, 1 in 10 patients get an infection while receiving care, Up to 32% of surgical patients get a post-operative infection, and 50-70% of injections given in some developing countries are unsafe. Therefore, it becomes essential to strengthen compliance with Infection Prevention and Control protocols and the need to improve Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities because these components are fundamental to providing quality and people-centred care.
Lack of access to water and sanitation in healthcare facilities may discourage women from giving birth or cause delays in care-seeking (Velleman et al.,2014). Conversely, improving WASH conditions can help establish trust in health services and encourage mothers to seek prenatal care and deliver in facilities rather than at home, essential strategy elements to reduce maternal mortality (Russo et al., 2012). For example, diarrhoea, primarily caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene, is a leading cause of death in children under five globally.
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