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

Dr Marcela Hernandez, one of the HNN programme leads, using the alcohol-based hand rub
National Children's Hospital

The WHO approach changed the culture in the hospital. For example, when there was a shortage of alcohol-based hand rub, a survey showed that staff missed using the product and found it more difficult to clean their hands during patient care.

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