World Hand Hygiene Day

World Hand Hygiene Day is observed annually on May 5 to create global awareness about the importance of hand hygiene. It was initiated as a global campaign in 2009. The theme for World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 is “achieving hand hygiene at the point of care”. It underscores the importance of maintaining hand hygiene when the following three elements come together – the patient, the healthcare worker and care or treatment involving contact with the patient or their surroundings.

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