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World Hand Hygiene Day

Each year 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.

May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day, and the World Health Organization urges you to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. Learn more about the campaign by visiting the WHO site, and get involed on social media by using the hashtag #cleanyourhands & #worldhandhygieneday.

In recognition of this campaign, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature the video (Hand Hygiene) by Debra Morrow.

OPENPediatrics also features the Hand Hygiene Curriculum which focuses on the importance of hand hygiene in preventing healthcare-associated infections.