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ICAN East Africa Regional Hub Successfully Conducts WASH-FIT in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Infection Control Africa Network’s East Africa Regional Hub Successfully Conducts WASH – FIT Training at Sapphire Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN), a leading organization dedicated to promoting infection control practices in Africa, has successfully organized a comprehensive training on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Facility Improvement Tools (WASH – FIT) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training was conducted from June 12 – June 15, 2023, with participants from various organizations and 10 different African countries in attendance.

The WASH-FIT training program aimed to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene, with a focus on facility improvement. By providing participants with the necessary tools and strategies, ICAN aimed to empower individuals and organizations to implement sustainable WASH initiatives in their respective communities.

The training featured a diverse range of topics, including:

  1. WASH – FIT principles and concepts
  2. Assessing and evaluating WASH facilities
  3. Identifying gaps and developing improvement plans
  4. Implementing sustainable WASH interventions
  5. Monitoring and evaluating progress

Participants had the opportunity to engage in interactive sessions, group discussions, practical exercises, and field visits, allowing for a comprehensive learning experience. The training fostered a collaborative environment, enabling attendees to network, share experiences, and build partnerships for future WASH initiatives.


Stakeholders meeting, official launch of ICAN Eastern Hub 16 June 2023​

“We are thrilled to have successfully conducted the WASH – FIT training in Addis Ababa,” said Anna Vorndran, executive manager at ICAN. “Access to clean water, proper sanitation, and good hygiene practices are essential for appropriate implementation of Infection Prevention and Control, and this training equips individuals and organizations with the necessary tools to address these challenges effectively.”

ICAN remains committed to strengthening infection control practices across Africa and recognizes the significance of collaborative efforts in achieving sustainable development goals. The organization continues to work closely with governments, NGOs, and healthcare institutions to promote infection control practices and improve public health outcomes.



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About Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN)

Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) is a leading organization dedicated to promoting infection control practices, fostering partnerships, and advocating for policies that enhance public health in Africa. ICAN works closely with governments, healthcare institutions, and communities to provide training, resources, and technical assistance in infection prevention and control.

Dr. Berhanu Tekle - ICAP - Ethiopia

Attendees from all stakeholders and participants on the WASHFIT training preceding week before the Stakeholders meeting to Launch Eastern ICAN Hub on 16/6/2023

Melese Bekele - World Vision

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Dr. Samuel Mengistu - Ethiopian Medical Association

Dr. Wondewosen Tsegaye - St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College

Dr Bethlehem Tadesse- Training Coordinator Eastern ICAN Hub ​

Western Hub participants- Dr Daminiola, Dr Joan Ejembi and Dr Chioma with Eastern ICAN Hub Training Coordinator – Dr Bethlehem Tadesse​

Yimenu Adane - Ministry of Health

Dr Volatiana Andriananja- Madagascar part of Eastern ICAN Hub​

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