Save Lives: Clean Your Hands – 5 May 2013

Save lives: Clean Your Hands. Photo: WHO

Photo: WHO

This annual global campaign on 5 May supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) effort to improve hand hygiene in health care and thus prevent often life threatening healthcare-associated infections (HAI).

It was launched in 2009 as a follow-up to WHO’s First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care work.

My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene. © World Health Organization 2009. All rights reserved

As of April 2012, 127 Ministers of Health have committed to reduce HAI and to support the work of WHO, while over 40 countries and areas have started hand hygiene campaigns.

The 2013 campaign focuses on two issues:

The campaign website includes a series of supporting publications and resources, such as the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care.

One response to “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands – 5 May 2013

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