Clean Care is Safer Care

Hand hygiene in the control of Ebola and health system strengthening

Infection prevention and control recovery plans and implementation - Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone inter-country meeting

20-22 July 2015 -- Monrovia hosts a three-country expert meeting with the overall aim of sharing experiences on infection prevention and control practices and water and sanitation hygiene in the Ebola-affected countries, as well as future plans for recovery and implementation. A meeting report will follow.


WHO aims to highlights a number of key messages and documents on hand hygiene in the prevention of Ebola Virus Disease, including stories from the field. Many of the existing WHO hand hygiene improvement tools are also relevant in Ebola response and recovery including a guide to local production of alcohol-based handrub instructions as part of the WHO recommendation for a multimodal infection prevention improvement strategy.


Stories from the field

An image of Guinea, more than a year after the Ebola outbreak started
Thanks to Dr Joyce Hightower for submitting this story from Guinea.

A Swiss led project to support local production of alcohol-based handrub in Ebola affected countries
Thanks to Dr Olivier Hagon, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève.

Hand hygiene and infection prevention and control in Mali 2014-2015 – lessons from the past help to stop an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak
Thanks to Dr JP Ngandu-Mbanga for submitting this story from Mali.