WHO Global Hand Hygiene Day 

5th of May - World Hand Hygiene Day

Each year the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign of the WHO aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.(1)

This year's theme for the World Hand Hygiene Day is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility's climate or culture of safety and quality through cleaning our hands but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean hands at the right times and with the right products.(2)

B. Braun is a founding member of the Private Organizations for Patient Safety Hand Hygiene (POPS Hand Hygiene) and supports the activities each year.

Be part of a global movement and spread the message to improve infection prevention practices around the globe. 

A global movement to achieve universal health coverage

WHO calls on everyone to be inspired by the global movement to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), i.e. achieving better health and well-being for all people at all ages, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Infection Prevention and Control, including hand hygiene, is critical to achieve UHC as it is a practical and evidence-based approach with demonstrated impact on quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system.

How to contribute on 5th of May?

  • Use the poster below and spread in your institution
  • Organize events such as Hand Hygiene training courses
  • Post your commitment on 5th of May and use the official tags: #HandHygiene #InfectionPrevention #CleanYourHands

Material for this years World Hand Hygiene Day

Posters for the World Hand Hygiene Day

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Webbanners for the World Hand Hygiene Day

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1) https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hand-hygiene-day

2) https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hand-hygiene-day/2022