The World Health Organization warned today, Monday, that one in 4 health care centers in the world lacks water for hygiene and services, which puts 1.8 billion people at risk of contracting the Coronavirus.
The organization said in a study prepared jointly with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in which it was based on data from 165 countries – and reported by the American (Al-Hurra) channel – that “the centers’ lack of these basic services exposes patients and their workers alike to the risk of catching infection. “
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, “Working in a health care facility without water, sanitation and hygiene is like sending nurses and doctors to work without personal protective equipment,” and that these elements are essential to stopping the spread of (Covid-19), but they are still There are major gaps to be overcome, especially in developing countries. “
“Sending health care workers and patients to facilities that do not have clean water or soap puts their lives at risk,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.