Hand Hygiene Day 5th May 2016
Each year the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.
Hand hygiene as part of an infection prevention and control programme in all settings that support surgery, prevents patient infection and reduces an avoidable burden on health systems. Improving hand hygiene practices in all surgical services through the continuum of care, from surgical wards to operating theatres, to outpatient surgical services, is the primary focus of this year’s 5th May campaign.
The infectious diseases research cluster of Covenant University, joins the world to celebrate the hand hygiene day. The University in 2015, provided a grant to fund our research titled “Hand Washing and Disinfection Guidelines in Control of Spread of Infections in Hospital and Community: A Cohort Study”. The goal of this study is to investigate the effect of hand-washing and disinfection policies on the reduction of disease burden in the hospital environment, and the community.
Hand hygiene should be a part of our daily lives. Let us support the campaign.
Visit the WHO webpage for more information. http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/
Infectious Diseases Research Cluster
Department of Biological Sciences,