Upgrading guidelines/information of health facilities and utilities

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University of Zambia, Medical Library
The Ministry of Health together with its partners realizes that efficient and effective delivery of clinical care is highly dependent on the availability of appropriately upgraded environment, which is in well facilitated space. Such facilities and utilities should always be properly designed, built, and maintained, so as to ensure efficient treatment in clean and safe from infection. The main challenges in achieving this include the lack of, appropriate holistic and futuristic management plans, human resource for facility/utility management and maintenance, adequate budget funds for renovation/maintenance activities at all levels which means daily and long-term of facility maintenance plans and executions. It is against this background that the Ministry with its partners Health Capital Investment Support Project (HCISP) through Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) embarked on drafting the “Upgrading Guidelines/Information of Health Facilities and Utilities”. It is hoped that the guidelines will help to standardise design of medical facilities and utilities country wide and result in efficient and effective establishment of these life-saving function. It is expected that these guidelines will result in a planned and coordinated approach to new or renovated hospital design; dissemination and compliance with the established development policy and enhance capacities for medical service in higher level, through appropriate understanding, planning, design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of health facilities and utilities.
Part A: Upgrading Guidelines for 2nd and 3rd Level Hospitals Part B: Information for Health Facility Utility Planning
Information of Health Facilities and Utilities , Upgrading Guidelines
Ministry of Health (2016). Upgrading guidelines/information of health facilities and utilities