The WHO Save Lives: Clean your Hands Campaign is coming up on the 5th May, 2018….Every year on the 5 May, the WHO calls on health facilities to participate in a global hand hygiene campaign. This year’s hand hygiene campaign slogan is “it’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care” and is focused on the prevention of health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. At the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017, Member States adopted a resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Hand Hygiene Australia has links to all of the WHO 5 May resources at their homepage www.hha.org.au and also invite all facilities participating in the campaign to share their photos and activities on the HHA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HandHygieneAus) or send them to HHA on twitter @HandHygieneAus.

 

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