The World Health Organisation

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) - World Alliance for Patient Safety campaign – “Clean Care is Safer Care” launched in 2005.  On the 5th May 2009 WHO relaunched their campaign as "Save Lives: Clean Your Hands" . Please click here to access the WHO hand hygiene webpage

WHO have released two key Hand Hygiene documents:

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care. World Alliance for Patient Safety.

The definitive guide to Hand Hygiene with an extensive literature review.

Reference: 

World Health Organisation (2009). WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care. World Alliance for Patient Safety. Geneva, World Health Organisation Press.

Hand Hygiene in Outpatient and Home-based Care and Long-term Care Facilities

The latest release from WHO. Includes practical examples of practicing the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene in community health care settings, including: public vaccination, GP care, Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Radiography, Dental care, Home nursing, and Long Term Care facility care examples.

Reference: 

World Health Organization (2012). Hand Hygiene in Outpatient and Home-based Care and Long-term Care Facilities: A Guide to the Application of the WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy and the "My Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" Approach. Geneva, World Health Organization.