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WHO Health Care Hand Hygiene Strategy Works In Hospital Setting, Study Shows

“WHO’s strategy for improving hand hygiene is easy for health care workers to practice, according to a new study published today in Lancet Infectious Diseases,” a WHO press release states, noting, “Practicing good hand hygiene during health care reduces the risk of [health-care associated] infections and the spread of antimicrobial resistance.” The study took place at “six sites in Costa Rica, Italy, Mali, Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, [where] the research team implemented WHO’s strategy in 55 departments in 43 hospitals,” the press release notes and describes the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care Program (8/23).