Hand Hygiene Day: WHO says hand hygiene makes all the difference
Today is Hand Hygiene Day. ''Nurses, midwives, doctors and other health workers' hands make all the difference for safe patient care...," the World Heallth Organization (WHO) said in its message today. We wash our hands so many times during the day but do we do it exactly how experts suggest. Unfortunately, may be we don't. Many people may not be aware also about how to properly wash their hands. OnWorld Hand Hygiene Day, amid the surge in COVID-19 infections, we must make the effort to spread the awareness about hand hygiene. Let us share with each other the campaign and slogan on World Hand Hygiene Day.World Hand Hygiene Day slogan: Clean hands save lives
The WHO slogan this year is 'CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES' Correct hand washing techniques go a long way in keeping oneself and others around us safe amid the pandemic. Here are the six simple and essential steps that everyone is capable of following:
Step 1: Wet your hands and apply enough liquid soap to create a good lather.
Step 2: Rub your palms in circular motions - clockwise and anticlockwise.
Step 3: Rub the back of hands and in between fingers.
Step 4: Interlink your fingers and rub well
Step 5: Clean the thumbs and nails
Step 6: Most importantly, the entire hand washing time must be at least 20 seconds
Hand Hygiene Day: Seven times you must wash your hands— UN Development (@UNDP) May 5, 2021
Clean hands save lives.#HandHygiene is one of the most effective actions to stop the spread of infections and diseases like #COVID19.
Making sure we clean our hands often is a habit that will protect us and those around us. pic.twitter.com/ju8bNnQVdT— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) May 5, 2021
Hand hygiene is the easiest and best way to prevent the spread of germs that can make you and others sick. Hand hygiene is crucial not only for people directly engaged with patient care or the hospitality and catering business but even in low risk environments, like offices and homes germs move between people. Here's wishing all good health on World Hand Hygiene Day.