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WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign 5 May 2021

WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign 5 May 2021

This year the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign theme focuses on achieving appropriate hand hygiene action at the point of care and the slogan is: “Seconds save lives - clean your hands!” The year 2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways; hand hygiene promotion and practices have been top priorities for health workers and the whole population in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. However, access to hand hygiene stations and hand hygiene best practices, in particular at the point of care, must be maintained to ensure safe care and protection for all, while vaccination delivery is progressing. This is why the 2020 WHO recommendations on universal hand hygiene and the new WHO- and UNICEF-led Hand Hygiene for All initiative continue to be highly relevant and need to be sustained throughout 2021 and beyond. View the full announcement here. Many resources are freely available on the campaign website here.