WHO Saves Lives Campaign Highlights Hand Hygiene and Resources

June 19, 2014    |   By: Calevir

The World Health Organization has compiled resources from its May 5 Save Lives Campaign focusing on hand hygiene. These resources include:

  • WHO webpages with a photo story of hand hygiene improvement from Costa Rica   HERE
  • More than 30 countries organized activities, many initiated by WHO CleanHandsNet, including from New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Argentina, Malta, Belgium, Croatia, Austria, Romania, Serbia, France, Viet Nam, South Africa, Wales, Albania, Macedonia, Spain, England, Scotland, Egypt, Ireland, India, Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, Northern Ireland and Italy.
  • Web page information from societies and leading organizations HERE
  • Many translated WHO posters in to their local language HERE
  • WHO Private Organizations for Patient Safety (POPS) played a key role in spreading messages HERE
  • Professor Pittet’s Webber teleclass on 5 May featured many examples of activities and is an excellent summary. Additional training resources also available.


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