Each year the ‘SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands’ campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.
This year the World Health Organization is promoting Hand Hygiene Awareness Day on the 5th of May with a focus on ‘Preventing sepsis in health care’.
Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by dysregulated host response to infection.
and is reported to affect more than 30 million people worldwide every year.
Learn more about Global Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th and download the educational resources.