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GOJO backs WHO campaign for clean hands

27 April 2022

SKIN HEALTH ​and surface hygiene expert GOJO Industries-Europe is encouraging the healthcare industry to join them in supporting the WHO’s annual hand hygiene awareness campaign

As a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Private Organizations for Patient Safety group, GOJO Industries-Europe is a strong advocate of making hand hygiene second nature to everybody. This year, once again it is proud to support the WHO’s annual World Hand Hygiene Day campaign and urges everyone in the healthcare industry to get involved.

This year's theme for World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2022, Unite for safety: clean your hands’ is focussed on recognising that a facility's climate or culture of safety and quality can be enhanced through cleaning hands, but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean hands at the right times and with the right products.

To prioritise clean hands in hospitals and healthcare settings, workers at all levels and people accessing healthcare facilities need to believe in the importance of hand hygiene and unite to ensure clean hands save lives.

This year’s specific calls to action are: 

  • Health care workers: thank you for leading by example and encouraging others to clean their hands.
  • IPC practitioners: thank you for engaging health workers to be part of new hand hygiene initiatives.
  • Quality and safety leads: thank you for working with infection prevention colleagues to support hand hygiene improvement.
  • Facility managers: thank you for promoting a quality and safety culture to ensure clean hands.
  • Policy makers: thank you for prioritising resources, training and programmes on hand hygiene.
  • People who use health care: thank you for getting involved in local hand hygiene campaigns and activities.

Chris Wakefield, Managing Director UK & Ireland, GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd comments, ‘Engaging a trusted hand hygiene supplier makes all the difference when it comes to building a culture of compliance to meet the ultimate goal of safety and quality in a healthcare setting.

At GOJO, we work in partnership with healthcare managers to implement tailored, 360° programmes, encompassing fast-active, effective formulas that care for skin, state of the art dispensers and specialist support such as RCN accredited training. Put simply, we can help ensure that healthcare workers have access to the right products, in the right places, at the right times. 

For more information and campaign assets, such as posters, social media assets, and web banners, visit the WHO website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hand-hygiene-day/2022 

The WHO invites everyone to use the hashtags #CleanYourHands #HandHygiene #InfectionPrevention on social media to ensure Save Lives: Clean Your Hands posts are picked up by the campaign.

For a tailored, effective, total solution for your setting, or for more information on the benefits of partnering with GOJO, please call +44 (0)1908 588444, email CustomerExperienceUK@GOJO.com, or visit www.GOJO.com.