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A Delicious Reminder

Published April 28, 2017
Lifebuoy and Unilever found innovative ways to promote hand washing in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
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Clean hands can help save lives - Clean Your Hands 5 May 2016

Published May 3, 2016
Since 2009, the World Health Organization has driven an annual global campaign to support healthcare workers in improving their hand hygiene practices to further reduce healthcare associated infections (HAIs). The program started as an extension to their work in the WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care program, which started in 2005.
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The Germiest Things We Touch Around Town

Published January 14, 2016
Public surfaces are exactly that – public. You never really know what has touched a surface before you come in contact with it. Here is a list of the germiest places we all touch around town every day.
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Hand Hygiene for the Holidays

Published December 23, 2015
It's the season for "invisible germs"! Here are 4 simple tips to help you be a health conscious host during your holiday parties and gatherings.
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The Germiest Things We Touch Before Midday

Published December 17, 2015
We all come into contact with germ-infested surfaces throughout the day without consciously thinking about it.

In this blog series, we highlight the germiest things you touch, kicking off with the top 5 germy items you probably touch at least once before midday.
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5 Moments of Hand Hygiene

Published December 10, 2015
Improving Hand Hygiene among healthcare workers is currently the single most effective intervention to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections in hospitals. “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” have been identified as the critical times when Hand Hygiene should be performed.
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“The Savior of Mothers”: Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis and The Disgusting History of Surgical Practice

Published December 2, 2015
Hand hygiene in the medical field has only been around for 170 years. Before 1847 surgeons did not “scrub-in” before surgery, or even wash their hands between patients, causing infections to be transferred at an alarming rate.
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How to Wash Your Hands Like a Blue Man in 6 Easy Steps

Published October 23, 2015
At first you may not notice anything different, a typical entertainment venue bathroom, but take your time to listen a little closer and to look a little harder. Let's break down the hand washing steps found on The Blue Man Group's bathroom signage.
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