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Hand Hygiene Day


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.

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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.

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