Update No 19
In this month's newsletter:
- Registration numbers so far - demonstrating the world's commitment
- Benefits of registering - information to share with your colleagues and other health-care facilities
- Saudi Arabia receives a prestigious award
- WHO infection control webinar series - April webinar
- Exciting 5 May activities around the globe
- Flyers for events & other resources
Registration numbers so far
Total number of facilities - 6 884. Total number of countries - 132. This represents over 5, 300,000 health-care staff and well over 2 million patient beds.
But this also gives clear evidence of the need to encourage others to sign up to be part of this exciting global movement before 5 May.
Please do not register your facility if it has been already.
It is great to see our registrations curve increasing on the web pages but it would also be great to see an increased number of countries represented - please do all you can to support this!
El formulario de inscripción a la iniciativa de la OMS, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands
Le formulaire d'inscription à l'initiative de l'OMS, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands
Benefits of registering
Make sure you make best use of the tools available to you on the SAVE LIVES web pages and tell others the benefits of registering for SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands:
- Technical hand hygiene tools
- Advocacy tools to support 5 May effort
Hand Hygiene Moment 1 Observation Form
Hand Hygiene Moment 1 Global Observation Survey Instructions
Nouveaux outils en français disponibles
A nos collègues francophones: des nouveaux outils sont désormais disponibles en français
Formulaire d’Observation de l’Indication 1 de l’Hygiène des Mains
Enquête mondiale d’observation de l’Indication 1 de l’hygiène de mains - Instructions
Saudi Arabia receives an award
At the recent Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infection in Atlanta, USA the National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh were given the SHEA-APIC Partnership in Prevention Award which included recognition for their role in pilot testing the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy.
Presentation of the results of the WHO two-year pilot testing in selected countries worldwide will be presented on the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands web pages. This will be of particular interest to facilities in all countries who would like to establish or continue with their own hand hygiene programmes.
WHO infection control webinar series
On 13 April at 15.00hrs (Central European Time, 14.00hrs GMT) Dr Seto Wing-Hong will give his webinar presentation on 'Proven strategies to control influenza viral transmission, with special focus on H1N1'.
Register free for this webinar lecture
- Forthcoming webinars and information on previous presentations
5 May activities around the globe
Make sure you tell us what you are planning on or around 5 May by emailing email@example.com
Flyers for events and others resources
We continue to receive requests for postcard sized flyers fliers promoting SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands and WHO's 'My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene'.
Requests for flyers, and CD ROMs containing all of the tools for resource limited countries, can still be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as any other enquiries.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment and enthusiasm.
Programme Manager, First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care