5 MAY WHO Global Hand Hygiene Day 

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About 5 May the Global 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. 

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. 

5 May 2021: Seconds save lives - clean your hands!

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 our attractive and creative stickers to remind people to practice hand hygiene.
  • Organize events such as Hand Hygiene training courses
  • Post your commitment on 5th May and use the official tags: #HandHygiene #InfectionPrevention #CleanYourHands
  • Use the poster below and spread in your institution


Description Document Link
Seconds save lives Stickers for B. Braun Wall Dispenser
pdf (5.7 MB)

5th May poster


Description Document Link
Seconds save lives Poster B. Braun
pdf (6.7 MB)

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