Clean Your Hands

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2019 Clean care for all – it's in your hands

SAVE LIVES : Clean Your Hands

Clean care for all – it’s in your hands 5 May 2019. WHO calls on everyone to be inspired by the global movement to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), i.e. achieving better health and well-being for all people at all ages, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Infection Prevention and Control, including hand hygiene, is critical to achieving UHC as it is a practical and evidence-based approach with demonstrated impact on quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system. Good hand hygiene by health workers protects patients from drug-resistant infections Healthcare-associated infections usually occur when germs are transferred by healthcare providers’ hands touching the patient. Of every 100 hospitalized patients, at least 7 in high-income and 10 in low-/middle-income countries will acquire a healthcare-associated infection. Among critically ill and vulnerable patients in intensive care units, that figure rises to around 30 per 100. Every year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by healthcare-associated infections, a high proportion of which is caused by germs that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. When patients are infected with germs that do not respond well to antibiotics, they generally have worse clinical outcomes, cost more to treat and are more likely to die than other patients. Antimicrobial resistance and good hand hygiene Earlier in 2014, WHO issued a major global report on antimicrobial resistance documenting high rates of resistance in bacteria that cause common infections (e.g. urinary tract infection, surgical site infections, pneumonia and bloodstream infections) in all regions of the world. Latest Posts #Breaking: Latest News |Today’s big news headlines | 31 May 2023 news. Justice Katju writes to Siddaramaiah to pardon Abdul Nasir Madani #Breaking: Latest News |Today’s big news headlines | 30 May 2023 news. Today’s ten big news. 30 May 2023 Today’s other big news #Breaking: Latest News | Today’s big news headlines | 29 May 2023 news. The initial results of the global survey confirm that resistance is very frequent in bacteria…