World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

10 May 2022

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World Hand Hygiene Day fell on 5 May 2022, promoting the prioritising of good hand hygiene and effective infection prevention and control (IPC) in adding to health facilities climate or culture of safety and quality. This years' campaign slogan was ' Unite for safety: clean your hands'.

The campaign finds that, in order to prioritize clean hands in health facilities, people at all levels need to believe in the importance of hand hygiene and IPC to save lives, by acting as key players in achieving the appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards it. In other words, health workers at all levels and people accessing health care facilities need to unite on ensuring clean hands.

Source: WHO, 5 May 2022