37 000 patients in Europe are dying from direct consequences of HAI (Hospital Acquired Infections)
and it is estimated that 20 to 30% of these infections in Europe are preventable with hygiene control and programs. One aspect of HAI prevention is hand hygiene – one of the simplest infection prevention measures in a healthcare setting. Unfortunately, it is estimated that hand hygiene practices are only followed by healthcare workers 40% of the time.
On 5 May WHO is celebrating the World Hand Hygiene day to fight against HAI and Ecolab is participating in this campaign
Why 5 May?
Every healthcare worker is required to disinfect their hands according to the 5 moments for Hand Hygiene, for example before or after touching a patient. May 5th is a strong reminder about the 5 moments for hand hygiene (5/5).
What are Ecolab plans for this year?
Alejandro González d’Hyver de las Deses
Communications Manager, Latin America
Phone: +52 (55) 5001 2935 or by email
Communications Manager, Brasil
Phone: +55 11 2134 2649 or by email
Communications Director, Latin America
Phone: +1 954 436 2668 or by email