WHO Global Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2020

05 May 2020

Article: 54/1806

On 5 May 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Hand Hygiene Day takes place. The theme this year is ‘Save lives: clean your hands’ and the calls to action are: 

  • Nurses: ‘Clean and safe care starts with you.’ 
  • Midwives: ‘Your hands make all the difference for mothers and babies.’ 
  • Policy makers: ‘Increase nurse staffing levels to prevent infection and improve quality of care. Create the means to empower nurses and midwives.’ 
  • IPC leaders: ‘Empower nurses and midwives in providing clean care.’ 
  • Patients and families: ‘Safer care for you, with you.’

More information and resources on Global Hand Hygiene Day are on the WHO website.