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Review: Global Hand Hygiene Day 2022

This year’s theme “Unite for safety: clean your hands” for World Hand Hygiene Day on May, 5th 2022, 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.

Most recently the pandemic has shown how important hand hygiene is. While washing your hands thoroughly is an important step, it is equally as important to dry your hands properly and in a hygienic manner. Electric Handdryers offer an environmentally friendly, economic and hygienic way to dry your hands.

When a health facility’s “quality and safety climate or culture” values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC), this results in both patients and health workers feeling protected and cared for. 

To prioritize clean hands in health facilities, people at all levels need to believe in the importance of hand hygiene and IPC to save lives, by acting as key players in achieving the appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards it. In other words, health workers at all levels and people accessing health care facilities need to unite on ensuring clean hands.

Read more about the 2022 campaign here

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