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May 5th WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

B. Braun supports the Global Hand Hygiene Day.

On May 5, World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated by the World Health Organization (WHO), CDC and other partners to encourage healthcare providers to promote and practice good hand hygiene measures to reduce the risk of infection among patients.

Each year an increasing number of hospitals are celebrating the Global Hand Hygiene Day (http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/) by running creative and sustainable hand hygiene improvement programs and reporting their results.

To support this important program, B. Braun would like to encourage the leading hospitals in Europe and Asia Pacific, to benchmark their programs and apply for the Hand Hygiene Excellence Award. http://www.handhygieneexcellenceaward.com/

World renowned hand hygiene experts, including some from Global Hand Hygiene Expert Centres, will visit the finalists in recognition of their achievements and evaluate their programs for creativity, innovation and local/regional leadership. In addition, an expert delegation will be available to the finalists to discuss and provide advice in relation to ongoing efforts, sustainability and outcome measures.



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