Each year the World Health Organisation promotes the “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” campaign. This campaign, launched in 2009 aims to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene globally.

World Hand Hygiene Day is observed on May 5 every year. This global event aims to promote the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of diseases and infections. Every year World Hand Hygiene Day encourages people to to increase adherence to hand hygiene. Proper hand washing with soap and water is an effective way to promote good health by preventing several potential health conditions.

World Hand Hygiene Day 2024 Theme

Each year the World Health Organisation promotes the “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” campaign. This campaign, launched in 2009 aims to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene globally.

The theme for the year 2024 is “Promoting knowledge and capacity building of health and care workers through innovative and impactful training and education, on infection prevention and control, including hand hygiene.”

How to wash hands

As World Hand Hygiene Day 2024 is around the corner, let’s understand how to wash hands properly.

When to wash hands

You must wash hands before and after:

By Varsha Vats

Source: NDTV

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