Published on: 05/05/2015
On May 5th each year the World Health Organization calls on health workers to wash their hands.
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/
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.