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In commemoration of the 2022 World Hand Hygiene Day, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City joined the rest of the world in celebrating the day with the theme Healthcare Quality and Safety Climate or Culture that Values Hand Hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control. The Chief Medical Director, Prof D.E Obaseki in his opening remark harped on the importance of hand hygiene. He noted that most infections are passed on from person to person through our hands. In other to break the chain of infection, it is very important to always wash our hands, he stated.

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UBTH JOINS THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY!!!!!
 
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated


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The SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global campaign, launched in 2009 and celebrated annually on 5 May (World Hand Hygiene Day) aims to maintain global promotion, visibility and sustainability of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement around the world.

For World Hand Hygiene Day 2021, University of Benin Teaching Hospital keyed into the W.H.O campaign to call on health care workers and facilities to achieve effective hand hygiene action at the point of care. The point of care refers to the place where three elements come together: the patient, the health care worker, and care or treatment involving contact with the patient or their surroundings. To be effective and prevent transmission of infectious microorganisms during health care delivery, hand hygiene should be performed when it is needed (at 5 specific moments) and in the most effective way (by using the right technique with readily available products) at the point of care. This can be achieved by using the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy.


Opening Ceremony


Public Sensitization

Lectures by IPC Team


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