Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When?

Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When?

WHY?

  • Thousands of people die every day around the world from infections acquired while receiving health care.
  • Hands are the main pathways of germ transmission during health care.
  • Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent health care-associated infections.

WHEN?

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Source: www.who.int

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