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World Health Organization’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands – May 5, 2020

Each year on May 5th, the World Health Organization’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and to bring people together in support of hand hygiene improvement globally. The 2020 campaign, "Nurses and Midwives, clean care is in your hands!", focuses on clean care, including hand hygiene best practices, and the central role played by nurses and midwives in achieving this.

We invite you to join the thousands of hospitals around the world in celebrating and empowering nurses and midwives in the monumental work that they do to keep our patients, families, and their colleagues safe.

Here is how you can get involved!

1. Plan

  • Commit to WHO’s campaign theme and issue your own information in the month leading up to the campaign
  • Visit the WHO 5 May 2020 website and the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020 campaign page regularly for ongoing updates and new downloads, including posters, animations, banners, social media information and additional engagement tools.

2. Act

3. Communicate

  • Follow the World Health Organization on Twitter (@WHO), Facebook, Instagram, and share social media posts relating to 5 May activities with your followers and friends.
  • Share photos on social media using the #handhygiene and #antibiotic resistance – remember to join the conversation on 5 May
  • Download the NEW poster pdfs from this WHO page and choose from the selection of GOJO educational items below to raise awareness