“When we keep our hands clean, we keep ourselves safe and we keep others also safe. The reason we are here together is to Support Nurses And Midwives who are in the frontline, helping others, saving other, risking their lives” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros at an event in WHO Headquarters on 05 May 2020
Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene in health care facilities, thus protecting health care workers and patients from infections.
This year, the campaign theme “SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands”, is aligned with the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, and aims to recognize nurses and midwives as front-line heroes who deserve acknowledgement and appreciation, and highlight their critical roles in infection prevention.
More information: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/05/05/default-calendar/hand-hygiene-day