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Save lives: clean your hands! World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilises 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 is “SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands”.

The main goal of Global Hand Hygiene Day campaign is to recognise that handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Health workers and community members alike can play a role in preventing infections by practicing regular and frequent handwashing. 

The Infection Prevention and Control team at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital have created a quick guide to washing your hands. Take a look!