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Health for all is in your hands

Health for all is in your hands

GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd is urging the healthcare industry to join them in backing the World Health Organization (WHO)’s annual ‘Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ campaign.

The worldwide advocacy day takes place on 5 May 2019. This year, the campaign highlights the importance hand hygiene plays in the global movement to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), i.e. securing better health and well-being for all people at all ages.

Infection Prevention and Control, including hand hygiene, is critical to accomplish UHC, being a practical and evidence-based approach, with demonstrated impact on quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system.

The annual campaign and advocacy day targets a cross-section of influencers in the global healthcare sector. This year’s calls to action are:

•Health workers: ‘Champion clean care – it’s in your hands.’
•IPC leaders: ‘Monitor infection prevention and control standards – take action and improve practices.’
•Health facility leaders: ‘Is your facility up to WHO infection control and hand hygiene standards? Take part in the WHO survey 2019 and take action.’
•Ministries of health: ‘Does your country meet infection prevention and control standards? Monitor and act to achieve quality universal health coverage.’
•Patient advocacy groups: ‘Ask for clean care – it’s your right.’

Chris Wakefield, Vice President, European Marketing & Product Development at GOJO, said: “GOJO is a trusted brand in healthcare facilities around the world. We are a strong advocate of the ‘total solution’ approach to making hand hygiene second nature to everyone in a healthcare setting, and encourage everyone to help spread the vital message about how hand hygiene can help achieve ‘Health for All’.

“Backed by a wealth of scientific expertise, and specialist formulations, GOJO has the technology and experience to work in partnership with healthcare managers to implement effective hand and surface hygiene regimes, and promote hygienic and compliant hand hygiene behaviour.”

You can find free advocacy toolkits to support the campaign here.

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