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May 5th is the World Health Organization (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day. Essity supports the focus on Infection Prevention and Control, including evidence-based hand hygiene, which is critical for the quality of care of patients across all levels of the health system. As global experts in professional hygiene, we want to support workers on the front line with information on how to minimize contagion by maintaining proper hygiene practices in the workplace.
Check this video with Carolyn Berland, our Senior Scientist on the importance of proper hand hygiene for health and every day hygiene.
Hand hygiene is especially important in healthcare settings where hand hygiene reduces the risk of patients contracting infections and developing diseases like for example sepsis.
A new survey conducted by Tork spanning five different countries reveals that more than half of surveyed healthcare professionals would like hand hygiene to be given higher priority.
Read more about improving hand hygiene, download valuable tools
Essity is supporting the Private Organization for Patient Safety and the WHO around the theme of ‘bringing people together’ to promote effective hand hygiene practices globally.