posted last May 05, 2020 - (Tue)
WHY IS HAND HYGIENE SO IMPORTANT IN PREVENTING INFECTIONS, INCLUDING COVID-19?
-Hand Hygiene is the single most effective action you can take to reduce the
spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus
-Community members can play a critical role in fighting COVID-19 by adopting frequent
hand hygiene as part of their day-to-day practves
HAND HYGIENE IN HEALTH CARE
Why is it important to participate in the WHO global hand hygiene campaign for the fight against COVID-19?
-The WHO global hand hygiene campaign SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands mobilizes people around the worl to increase
adherence to hand hygiene in the health care facilities, thus protecting health care worker and patien from
COVID-19 and other pathogens.
-Nurses and other health care workers are the front-line heroes saving lives from COVID-19. In the alignment with the
Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the global hand hygiene campaign 2020 recognizes their critical rol in the prevention of
-The campaign also contributes to the United Nations Secretary's General's Global Call to Action on WASH in health care facilities
Follow the 5 May 2020 SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands here: https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/campaigns/clean-hands/en/