WHO World Hand Hygiene Day (5 May 2023) – accelerate action together

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Each year on World Hand Hygiene Day, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.

Hand hygiene saves millions of lives every year when performed at the right moments during health care delivery. It is also a smart investment that offers exceptional return for each dollar invested. Clean care is a sign of respect to those who seek care, and it protects health and other workers who provide that care.

Together, we can accelerate action to prevent infections and antimicrobial resistance in health care and build a culture of safety and quality in which hand hygiene improvement is given high priority. Here’s how:

  • Health and care workers: Love the 5 moments.
  • IPC practitioners: Lead the way for clean hands.
  • Policy makers: Invest for health and dignity.
  • Those who access care: Join the movement.

Promote the slogan, calls to action and resources so that we can accelerate action together to SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hand-hygiene-day/2023. This short video is a great place to start https://youtu.be/2_SNsAMd0cg

All resources are available in all UN languages.