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Cost Analysis for Clean Clinic Approach Activities in Guatemala and Implications for Scale-Up

Publish Date: November 2019
Author: MCSP

The Clean Clinic Approach (CCA), a 10-step quality improvement process developed by MCSP, supports health care facilities to make incremental and effective improvements to cleanliness and infection prevention to improve quality of care and reduce maternal and newborn infections, without relying on large external investments. From February 2018 to March 2019, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala, supported by MCSP, implemented the CCA in 11 health care facilities (four tertiary and seven secondary) offering labor and delivery services in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.

MCSP conducted a cost analysis of the CCA in Guatemala to document expenditures necessary to implement the CCA; inform future incremental improvement efforts, both within and outside of Guatemala; and explore and contribute to the literature base on the implementation cost of WASH for infection prevention and control interventions.