I'm passionate about SuSanA's role in the WASH sector since about 2005. I'm a freelance consultant since 2012 (former roles: program manager, lecturer, process engineer for wastewater treatment plants)
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Did you know: World Hand Hygiene Day is on 5 May (I didn't)
Health care-associated infections, infections acquired during health care delivery, are common and are a risk factor for developing sepsis but we can prevent this. Effective hand hygiene plays a key role. On world hand hygiene day (5 May), the focus for everyone should be on prevention of sepsis in health care.
It's interesting that we have a World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May and a Global Handwashing Day on 15 October (same topic, two different days?). For Global Handwashing Day we have a good Wikipedia article here:
If anyone can tell me more about World Hand Hygiene Day (e.g. how long has it been around for? Is it an official UN day?) I would be all ears. Actually it is not in this list:
So perhaps it is just a day celebrated by WHO but not be the UN.
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