Costa Rica: cleaning hands stops the spread of drug-resistant germs

May 2014

The launch of the project with MoH, PAHO and hospital authority commitment
National Children's Hospital

Health care-associated infections (HAI) are a problem around the world, affecting hundreds of millions of patients every year.

There is a lack of understanding of hand hygiene recommendations in many countries.

Since hand hygiene is considered the best way to prevent HAI, including those caused by drug-resistant germs, a coordinated global effort is necessary.

This photo story highlights how commitment and enthusiasm have brought changes in hand hygiene practice which resulted in a drop in HAI rates in Costa Rica.

Read the photo story

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