Health care facilities lacking soap for hand washing 2014, by region

This statistic shows that percentage of health care facilities in three WHO regions that do not have soap for hand washing as of 2014. Soap for hand washing includes detergents with and without antimicrobial agents. According to the WHO, 36 percent of health care facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa did not soap for hand washing, compared to 20 percent of those in South-East Asia. Per the WHO, many patients in developing countries will develop secondary infections due to lack of quality hygiene, basic water facilities and/or proper sanitation.

Percentage of health care facilities without soap for hand washing 2014, by region

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Release date

March 2017


Africa, Asia, Central and South America

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