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Second International Consultation on WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care: Implementation Strategies

Global Patient Safety Challenge 2005/2006 “Clean Care is Safer Care”

27-29 April 2005

The Second International Consultation on WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care: Implementation Strategies took place at the World Health Organization in Geneva from 27-29 April 2005. This was a follow-up meeting to the First International Consultation, which took place on 3 December 2004. During the First International Consultation, evidence available on hand hygiene was reviewed, working groups were designated to discuss specific topics in hand hygiene, and experts were invited to contribute to the preparation of the draft WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care.

Following the First Consultation, a core group of experts coordinated the work of writing the chapters of the draft guidelines, reviewing content, and fostering discussion among authors.

The purpose of the April 2005 meeting was to reach an experts' consensus on the draft WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care, and discuss the implementation strategies, including acceptability and feasibility issues in developing countries.

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