Easy to practice hand hygiene strategy for health care workersListen /
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.