Environmental Cleaning in Resource-Limited Settings

These Best Practices for environmental cleaning in resource-limited settings are derived directly from best practices and cleaning standard documents from several high-resource settings. Using a consensus-driven process, a committee of experts in environmental cleaning in resource-limited settings helped ensure that the best practices most relevant and achievable for the target context are included herein. This document will be updated and improved as new evidence becomes available.

This document includes the best practices for:

  • developing and managing effective environmental cleaning programs, including standard program elements (e.g., monitoring and feedback)
  • selecting and managing environmental cleaning supplies and equipment
  • developing and implementing standard operating procedures for environmental cleaning in patient care areas based on risk-level