Clean Care is Safer Care

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands - WHO's global annual campaign

5 May 2014

Are you ready to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs?

For 5 May 2014, WHO asks you to join us in highlighting the role of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

No action today; no cure tomorrow – make sure the WHO 5 Moments are part of protecting your patients from resistant germs.

A paradigm shift has occurred in our world that cannot be reversed – multidrug resistant pathogens are here to stay – make sure you manage these through infection prevention action. The WHO call to action in support of 5 May 2014 will be launched shortly; you will soon be able to find out how you can be involved in this year’s theme of AMR and hand hygiene.

Key documents

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (revised Aug 2009)

Guide to implementation of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy (revised Aug 2009)

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