How to get involved in World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2021


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The World Health Organization is inviting you to actively participate in the annual “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign to be celebrated on World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2021, and is asking your invaluable support to promote the WHO.
You can find:

  • The description of the campaign theme, key objectives, and slogan here, including a video from the WHO Deputy Director-General and myself;
  • The actions people can take to get involved can be found here;
  • Many tools for the campaign's target audiences can also be found within the above web pages.

A summary is also provided in our latest newsletter, as well as in an advocacy presentation downloadable here.

We would also like to ask you to:

Best wishes,
Didier Pittet

Professor Didier Pittet, MD, MS, CBE
Director, Infection Control Programme  
The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine
Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 372 9828 / +41 22 372 9833 (direct)
Fax: +41 22 372 39 87
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Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève
Service Prévention et Contrôle de l'Infection
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CH - 1211 Genève 14
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