WHO World Hand Hygiene Day 2021
04 May 2021
On 5 May 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day takes place. This year, the WHO is calling on healthcare workers and facilities to achieve effective hand hygiene action at the point of care under the slogan ‘Seconds save lives – clean your hands’.
The campaign has two main objectives:
- To engage multiple audiences, highlighting their role in achieving effective hand hygiene action at the point of care, according to the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy.
- To support implementation of the WHO 2020 recommendation for universal hand hygiene and of the WHO/UNICEF Hand Hygiene for All initiative in healthcare facilities.
Source: WHO, April 2021