This year’s theme for World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2022, is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility’s climate or culture of safety and quality through cleaning our hands but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean hands at the right times and with the right products.
Webinar: World Hand Hygiene Day 2022
5 May 2022
World Health Organization Global Webinar Series
Join us to celebrate
World Hand Hygiene Day
Thursday, 5 May 2022
13:30-15:00 CET │ 7.30am EST, 12.30pm BST, 1.30pm CEST, 5pm IST, 7.30pm PHT
Outline: When people seek health care, they are hoping to get better. Too often, however, they end up getting a new, avoidable infection – which is often resistant to antimicrobials and can sometimes even be fatal.
When a health facility’s “quality and safety climate or culture” values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC), this results in both patients and health workers feeling protected and cared for.