Global Handwashing Day, 15 October (2)

28 October, 2021

Coming at this a little late but you make some interesting points Neil. [ https://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/global-handwashing-day-15-october ]

In fact, your reflections are critical & need to be addressed if the legacy of some of the COVID-19 related improvements in this area are to be maintained. For this reason - it is important to add that on global handwashing day the Hand Hygiene for All initiative launched a new report: State of the World’s Hand Hygiene: A global call to action to make hand hygiene a priority in policy and practice.

This is worth a look and welcome yours & others further reflections https://www.unicef.org/media/108356/file/State%20of%20the%20World%E2%80%...

HIFA profile: Julie Storr has over a decade of experience working for WHO on the development, implementation and evaluation of global improvement programmes in the field of patient safety, quality and infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change. Her current work spans two WHO units – quality Universal Health Coverage and Global Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). Her technical and leadership expertise was called on to support WHO’s Ebola response and recovery efforts in 2014/15, with a focus on national IPC policy development in Sierra Leone. She led on the development of the recently published evidence based WHO Guidelines on the Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level. She was previously President of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK and Ireland, Assistant Director at the English National Patient Safety Agency and Director of the seminal cleanyourhands campaign. Julie has authored a book (Perspectives and Perceptions of IPC – highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards), published widely in the academic literature and is peer reviewer of a range of academic journals including Implementation Science, and on the international advisory board of the Journal of Infection Prevention. She is currently studying for a doctorate in public health (health care leadership and management) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. @hifa_org

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