Hand-washing 'entrance door' for reducing health-care infect
Hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing health care-associated infections and increasing patient safety, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) underscored today as it marked global Hand Hygiene Day. WHO Saves Lives: Clean Your Hands is an annual initiative to support health-care workers to improve hand hygiene, thereby supporting the prevention of often life-threatening infections associated with health care. The campaign aims to galvanize action at the point of care, as well as to demonstrate the world’s commitment to this area of health care.

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