SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands
YOU can save lives, by cleaning YOUR hands. Every year on the 5th of May the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign seeks to further the global importance of hand hygiene in health care by bringing people together in support of hand hygiene globally.
Every year hundreds of millions of people around the world are affected by health care associated infections. Health care associated infections are the most frequent adverse event in health care however its true burden globally is unknown due to the difficulty of gathering data. Understanding and creating awareness of the global cost of health care associated infections is the key component of SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands.
Because most health care associated infections are actually preventable! Through good hand hygiene - knowing when to do it, whether to wash or sanitise, and how to do it correctly. The WHO provides guidelines and tools for hand hygiene in health care to support hand hygiene promotion and improve healthcare facilities worldwide.
Where can i find out more?
For more information, to be involved or to get some resources check out the WHO website here. Our portable hand wash stations are used worldwide to clean hands and prevent the spread of infection. For more information on our range feel free to call us on 1300 537 300 (+61 3 8353 7310 for international) or send us an online enquiry through our website!