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Hygiene in Health Facilities

How a call for behavior change led to innovative solutions to better hand hygiene in a hospital in Denmark  >

Published: June 10, 2019

Anne-Mette Iversen is a clinical nursing specialist at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. She graduated with a master’s degree in humanities and health studies at Aarhus University. For the past four years, she has emphasized the importance of hand hygiene in the Oncology Department at […]

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How policy, training practice, and learning work together to improve hand hygiene  >

Published: April 16, 2019

Chedly Azzouz is a Paramedical Professor, an infection prevention control master trainer with the World Health Organization, and a policy advisor. He works with health workers, health system leaders, and policy makers to improve hand hygiene to prevent infections. Chedly began his career as a […]

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Clean hands are your health: Working for better hand hygiene at Hospital de Barillas  >

Published: March 18, 2019

Selyvn Rafael Mérida Reyes is in charge of maintenance at the Hospital de Barillas in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he has worked for the last six years. He graduated from the Colegio Mixto Asturias in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where he focused on community development. His work at […]

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Las manos limpias son su salud: Trabajando para mejorar la higiene de manos en el Hospital de Barillas  >

Published: March 18, 2019

Selvyn Rafael Mérida Reyes está a cargo de mantenimiento en el Hospital de Barillas en Huehuetenango, Guatemala, donde ha trabajado por seis años. Se graduó en el Colegio Mixto Asturias en Huehuetenango, Guatemala, donde se enfocó en Perito en Técnicas de Desarrollo Comunitario. Al principio, […]

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Hand Hygiene – Vital to Quality Care Infographic  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This infographic introduces key data on hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, and shares practical steps to ensure hand hygiene is prioritized in healthcare settings.

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Hand Hygiene in Health Care Advocacy Pack  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This advocacy pack can be used to support you in planning and conducting activities to accelerate hand hygiene efforts in healthcare settings. It consists of evidence-based materials on the impact, current practice, and strategies for hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, and provides sample messages to […]

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Hand Hygiene in Health Care Data Sheet  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This resource lists some of the key data related to the impact of hand hygiene in healthcare settings.

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Hand Hygiene – Vital to Quality Care Advocacy Brief  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This advocacy brief explains why hand hygiene is vital in healthcare settings.

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Hand Hygiene in Health Care Social Media Toolkit  >

Published: March 12, 2019

This social media toolkit has sample messages and graphics to help advocates spread the word on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare settings.

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How data, leadership, and accountability led to better hand hygiene  >

Published: February 21, 2019

  Ms. Maureen Banks, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive of the Spaulding Rehab Network. She shared her experience leading Spaulding Hospital Cambridge to dramatically reducing infection rates through improvements in hand hygiene. Working to prevent infection […]

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