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SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands - WHO's global annual campaign

05 May 2013

The WHO’s call to action for you is:

  • Register your healthcare facility for the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global annual campaign, to show commitment to hand hygiene improvement.
  • Continue to focus on hand hygiene monitoring and feedback!
    Evaluation and repeated monitoring of a range of indicators reflecting hand hygiene infrastructures and practices, as well as health-care workers’ and senior managers’ knowledge and perception of the problem of health care-associated infection and the importance of hand hygiene at the health-care facility, is a vital component of any successful hand hygiene campaign.
  • Patients have a voice too!
    Identify the best ways to gather patient participation in hand hygiene promotion and improvement, according to the local culture and your facility’s current hand hygiene strategy.


More information can be found under this link.