Environmental Cleaning in Global Healthcare Settings

Best Practices for Global Healthcare Facilities with Limited Resources

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Best Practices

Environmental Cleaning in Global Healthcare Facilities with Limited Resources

Environmental Cleaning Best Practices

This document provides guidance on best practices for environmental cleaning procedures and programs for use in global healthcare facilities with limited resources, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. It was developed as a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN).

Environmental cleaning resources designed for U.S. healthcare facilities can be found at Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention.

Best Practices Translations


Implementation Toolkit for the Best Practices

This toolkit is a sister document to the best practices and aims to allow translation of the defined best practices into practical and achievable stepwise actions for global healthcare facilities in resource-limited settings, particularly low- and middle-income countries. The toolkit addresses facility-based environmental cleaning programs as defined within the best practices.