#HandHygieneDay - “SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands” - 5 May 202
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Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene in health care facilities, thus protecting health care workers and patients from infections.

This year, the campaign theme “SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands”, is aligned with the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, and aims to recognize nurses and midwives as front-line heroes who deserve acknowledgment and appreciation, and highlight their critical roles in infection prevention.

Hand Hygiene is one of the most effective actions to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Health workers and community members alike can play a role in preventing infections by practicing regular and frequent handwashing.

Aim:
• Make hand hygiene a global priority
• Inspire hand hygiene and behavior change
• Engage with health care workers in their role in clean care and the prevention of infections.
• It calls on infection prevention and control leaders to empower nurses and midwives in providing clean care.

Source: https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/campaigns/clean-hands/en/

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