World Hand Hygiene Day Sunday 5 May 2024

Megan Reilly

World Hand Hygiene Day aims to maintain global promotion, visibility and sustainability of hand hygiene in health care and to bring people together in support of hand hygiene improvement around the world.

On World Hand Hygiene Day the World Health Organization (WHO) encourages health and aged care workers to build and share their knowledge about hand hygiene and infection prevention and control. 

Everyone can contribute by supporting implementation of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative in Australian health and aged care services.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has produced resources to promote hand hygiene in health care and aged care. New resources have been developed for aged care settings and to promote hand hygiene for medical practitioners.