Research for infection protection

Hand Hygiene Day

Every year on 5.5., the World Hand Hygiene Day takes place. In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated this campaign day and thus underlines the importance of hand hygiene. The date 5.5. stands for the five fingers of both hands.

World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 2021: CLEAN HANDS AT THE POINT OF CARE – SECONDS SAVE LIVES

Year by year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5. The overall goal of the campaign SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands is to raise global awareness of the importance of hand hygiene in...[more]

World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 2021: CLEAN HANDS AT THE POINT OF USE – SECONDS SAVE LIVES

Year by year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5. The campaign SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands aims to raise global awareness of the importance of clean hands for saving...[more]

World Hand Hygiene Day 2020: Our gratitude goes to all the nurses and midwives

This year's “World Hand Hygiene Day” of the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 5th will again run under the title “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”. Because good care is in the hands of all health care workers around the world,...[more]

HARTMANN Campaign Kit for World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May 2019

Thousands of healthcare institutions around the world are once again taking part with campaigns in World Hand Hygiene Day. They want to draw their employees’, patients’ and visitors’ attention to the protection against...[more]

World Hand Hygiene Day 2019: The core elements of infection prevention

On this year's World Hand Hygiene Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on measures that it has identified as core elements of prevention against nosocomial infections.
The WHO core elements for infection...[more]

World Hand Hygiene Day 2018: Preventing sepsis in a targeted manner by hand hygiene

Sepsis is considered the most severe form of acute infections. The disease that is colloquially also referred to as bloodstream infection can lead to life-threatening disorders of the vital functions and to multiple organ...[more]

World Hand Hygiene Day 2017

This year’s 5 May – the Hand Hygiene Day of the World Health Organization (WHO) – is all about antimicrobial resistance. With the tagline “Fight antibiotic resistance – it’s in your hands” WHO focusses on hand hygiene as most...[more]