Introduction: Public hospitals in the DRC are
of significant disrepair, while there is a strong link between the failure of
hospital hygiene and the incidence of nosocomial infections. We have conducted
a study with the objective of evaluating the structural-functional conditions
of hospital hygiene maternity wards of public hospitals in Lubumbashi. Methodology: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study and structural-functionalist
whose population consisted of nurses responsible for 7 of 12 maternity
hospitals which were selected based on the inclusion criteria. The observation
with an observation guide and maintenance using a questionnaire we used to
collect data. Results: The results showed that hospital hygiene
conditions in maternity wards of public hospitals in Lubumbashi are not good
because almost all maternity services and surgery are not always water in the taps (14.3%). The bins were a means for care units, no coding system exists to
distinguish the type of waste. The medical waste are mixed and the other waste are burned in the open or in makeshift incinerator with other types of
waste. Conclusion: These maternity wards have poor hygiene, staff
responsible for this sector did not follow any training in this area. There is
need to regulate the sector and train them.
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