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World Hand Hygiene Day 5 May 2021

5th May 2021

Seconds save lives – clean your hands!

Each year the SAVE LIVES: World Health Organisation's Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to 'bring people together' in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.

WHO calls on everyone to be inspired by the global movement to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), i.e. achieving better health and well-being for all people at all ages, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Infection Prevention and Control, including hand hygiene, is critical to achieve UHC as it is a practical and evidence-based approach with demonstrated impact on quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system.

On the occasion of World Hand Hygiene Day, IRC, India Sanitation Coalition, UNICEF, WaterAid India, WHO, and the SuSanA India chapter are organising a Webinar on COVID-19 Apropriate Behaviour in 2021 with experts from the field of Public Health, WASH, Disaster Management and more. The purpose of the webinar is to activate organisations and networks across sectors to join the Call to Action and the dissemination of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour (CAB) for the second wave of the pandemic. The Sphere India COVID-19 Academy is hosting the webinar.