Health workers must have #safeHANDS – WHO annual call to action

WHO #safeHANDS poster

This year’s annual day to recognize hand hygiene among health workers commemorates ten years of the Clean Care is Safer Care programme (2005-2015) of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Hand hygiene is an important element of infection prevention and control. A recent WHO/UNICEF survey of  66,000 health facilities in developing countries revealed that over a third of them lacked soap for hand washing.

To join the campaign and learn more visit: http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/

Webinar: Healing Hands, 5 May 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CEST

Hear from experts from WHO, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University on the importance of hand hygiene, the current state of practices and lessons learned from the recent West Africa Ebola Outbreak.

To join the discussion register at the site of the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing.

One response to “Health workers must have #safeHANDS – WHO annual call to action

  1. Ankur Sharma

    In countries like India where the sanitation levels are fairly low it is important that we stress on<a href ="http://www.dettol.co.in/products/liquid-handwash/dettol-original-liquid-hand-wash/
    "handwashingfor all. I read a study that showed handwashing with soap reduced risk of diarrhea by 40%. However, ensure that you use a good anti bacterial handwash.

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