World hand hygiene day 2021: Effective hand hygiene at the point of care, now more than ever
A high level meeting convened by the World Health Organization Deputy Director General to drive national and local action mainly by high level decision makers, in order to sustain improved hand hygiene behaviour at the point of care. The meeting is organized in the context of the World Hand Hygiene Day 2021.
Outline the case for the range of hand hygiene investment and improvement efforts to be taken in health care, especially by decision makers at national and facility level.
Showcase policy maker and national leads’ views on how to achieve hand hygiene action at the point of care, presenting their country improvement efforts related to the different aspects of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy.
Intended for those at national and facility level who can influence hand hygiene investment and programmes (i.e. decision-makers rather than frontline health care workers). Infection prevention and control (IPC), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), quality of care and patient safety leads at national level, and WHO and other United Nations agencies representatives and technical leads are invited to join, as well as facility managers, donors, partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) (chief executive and director level/technical leads) with an interest in improving hand hygiene in healthcare facilities.