World Hand Hygiene Day

World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

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World Hand Hygiene Day is a time to highlight the importance of hand hygiene in health care. Proper hand hygiene is considered one of the most important methods of preventing and controlling infection in healthcare facilities – and the power is in your hands.

Learn more about hand hygiene best practices and download the Hygiene Self-Assessment Tool.

Resources for World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

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Clean care for all – it’s in your hands.

May 5th is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day. Take action by downloading tools to evaluate and  improve hand hygiene in your facility. Take action and improve infection control practices by downloading the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework

SCA Proud Participant in New Research Study Highlighting Possible Hygiene Risks on Surfaces in Hospitals


Today is World Hand Hygiene Day, which is a campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote hand hygiene in health care settings. SCA has shared new research on the prevalence of bacteria found within patient surrounding. The results reinforce the need for healthcare workers to wash or sanitize their hands after the “fifth moment” of hand hygiene, which is after touching patient surrounding such as textiles and surfaces.

World Hand Hygiene Day: Tips on Limiting Infection Spread


May 5th marks World Hand Hygiene Day – a call to action to increase awareness and instances of effective hand hygiene. 

To promote awareness around the tangible risks of infection during “the fifth moment,” SCA commissioned a study to better understand the pathogenic risks in a patient’s immediate surroundings. The examined surfaces harboured a wide variety of bacteria, some of which are potential pathogens and can lead to infections.

To combat these risks, SCA Tork brand suggests three meaningful ways to mitigate infection spread:

Bringing Global Awareness to the Importance of Hand Hygiene on World Hand Hygiene Day

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D., Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

May 5, 2017, marks the day that hospitals around the globe join the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness for the importance of hand hygiene.

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