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World Hand Washing Day – 5 May

World Hand Hygiene Day is nearly here! This year’s theme  is:

Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery – hand hygiene is your entrance door.

The theme emphasizes the importance of hand hygiene action in demonstrating overall quality of care within health-care facilities.

Our message is simple: Clean hands save lives. Hand hygiene is one of the most important measures in the fight against healthcare associated infections (HAIs), making it a key patient safety issue within New Zealand hospitals.

To find out more visit www.handhygiene.org.nz