WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands: CYH Newsletter
28 April 2015
– our call to action to health workers on and around
5 May 2015
It’s almost 5 May!
By simply clicking on this link http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/EN_PSP_GPSC1_5May_2015/en/
you can find everything you need to take action in
support of the 5 May 2015 call to action.
And then, a thank you message from Professor Didier Pittet:
Safe hands save lives, that is clear. The energy and commitment shown around the globe
in support of 5 May is incredible! This social movement shows that health workers all
over the world are committed to keeping patients safe every day with this simple, yet lifesaving,
action. Please keep going, please continue to promote hand hygiene at the point of
care as a key quality indicator of safe health-care systems. I thank you and look forward
to seeing more of your 5 May activities.
to Professor Pittet’s Webber Teleclass on 5 May – register here.
the new WHO videos available on your websites and at your events to help raise
awareness. One promotes
#safeHANDS at the point of patient care and the other is
from Professor Didier Pittet.
Make sure your photo appears on our photo wall too!
Download your #safeHANDS
board here and
post it now.
if you are arranging a hand sanitizing relay between now and September 2015.
Launching very soon
– new educational posters on the WHO Five Moments for Hand
Hygiene, specifically in the context of peripheral and central venous lines, plus
statements from governments around the world in support of ongoing hand hygiene
your health-care facility up to the campaign if you haven’t already done so and tell
others to do this too
. Even in some African countries where there are many challenges,
new health-care facilities are signing up and demonstrating their amazing commitment
to hand hygiene every week! Thanks to the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) for
supporting this latest drive. The total number of health-care facilities now signed up is
17 522, across a total of 171 countries!
Thank you for your ongoing support. Keep checking our
web pages for more 5 May
The WHO Clean Care is Safer Care Team
Past information on SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands can be found in
WHO Clean Care is Safer Care
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