Nurses and Midwives, clean care is in your hands!

5 May 2020

#SupportNursesAndMidwives   #HandHygiene    #InfectionPrevention

Hand Hygiene Day is observed annually on May 5 to raise awareness of the importance of adequate handwashing in health care settings.

Health care systems poor care is responsible to more than 8 million deaths annually in low- and middle-income countries.

SEE Health Network (SEEHN) joins the celebration of the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands: an ongoing worldwide campaign to highlight the crucial importance of cleaning hands.

This year to align with the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, SEEHN is reiterating the importance of nurses and midwives in infection prevention and control, providing clean and safer care.

The current pandemic of COVID-19 revived and spotted the decisive role of clean hands to stop the virus spreading and to keep safe the health professionals, therefore SEEHN is calling the Governments for Action to ensure hand hygiene practices widely aimed to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus by:

1. Providing universal access to public hand hygiene stations and making their use obligatory on entering and leaving any public or private commercial building and any public transport facility.

2. Improving access to hand hygiene facilities and practices in health care facilities.

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