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Hygiene in Health Facilities

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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Supplies, knowledge, and leadership: preventing newborn sepsis through better hand hygiene in Cameroon  >

Published: January 9, 2019

Nkwan Jacob Gobte, BNS, MPH, is a nurse and Director of Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP) Banso, and Infection Prevention Supervisor, Cameroon Baptist Health Services , International Ambassador for the Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Nkwan Jacob is an international […]

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Medical Aid Films: Handwashing for Hospital Staff  >

Published: December 13, 2018

In this video, set in Ndole Central Hospital, Zambia, we follow healthcare workers in two scenarios: caring for clients with and without hand hygiene. This resource highlights the steps in handwashing, and critical moments for hand hygiene in healthcare facilities.

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Learning Page: Healthcare Facilities  >

Published: October 23, 2018

Access to improved WASH can help prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections and allows healthcare staff to offer safe, clear, and desirable treatment and services to patients. Yearly, an estimated 15% of patients develop one or more infections during a hospital stay and that at any given […]

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Side Session Summary: Sustaining WASH behaviors and practices in healthcare settings  >

Published: July 23, 2018

In this summary, we highlight the key messages and knowledge points from the roundtable discussion with partners and stakeholders on sustaining behavior and practices at the 41st WEDC conference.

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Infographic: Hygiene in Health Facilities  >

Published: April 26, 2018

This infographic introduces the key data on hand hygiene and sepsis in healthcare facilities, and shares practical steps to support health workers in the prevention of sepsis.

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