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Our message is simple: Clean hands save lives.

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a significant problem worldwide. Up to 10 percent of patients admitted to modern hospitals acquire one or more HAIs. Nonetheless, many HAIs are preventable through simple interventions such as the performance of appropriate hand hygiene by healthcare workers.

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Patient Story

Paul-Patient story

Watch Rachel and Paul's story about the impact of poor hand hygiene on a patient and their family.