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World Hand Hygiene Day

World Hand Hygiene Day

The World Health Organization's SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global campaign, launched in 2009 and celebrated annually on 5 May (World Hand Hygiene Day), aims to maintain global promotion, visibility and sustainability of hand hygiene in healthcare and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement around the world.

To celebrate the day, hub topic lead Julie Storr has written a blog for the hub on why hand hygiene in healthcare is one small but important part of keeping people safe: Seconds save lives – let’s not forget that.

We also have many resources on the hub to support hand hygiene. Search for 'hand hygiene'.

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