Easy to practice hand hygiene strategy for health care workers

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Giant bottle of alcohol-based hand rub signed by managers and health-care workers at Point G Hospital, Bamako, Mali, as a promotional sign of system change and commitment to hand hygiene improvement.(WHO@Photo)

Health care-associated infections are a major threat to patient safety worldwide and transmission in these settings is mainly from the hands of health-care workers.

Dr. Edward Kelly of the World Health Organization (WHO) says a recent study found that in many cases, health workers clean their hands in the proper way only about 50 per cent of the time.

As a result, WHO developed a strategy to improve hand hygiene for health workers which is easy to practice.

Dr. Kelly discussed this strategy with UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva.

Duration: 4'56"

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