And finally, a reminder why handhygiene in healthcare is so important!
- At any one time over 1.4 million people worldwide are affected by healthcare associated infections (HAI)
- The risk in developing countries is 2-20 times higher than in developed countries.
- Globally, there are about 59 million healthcare workers = 100 million hands treating and touching patients, up to 15 times a day.
- These hands can be the mediators of harmful microbes; each touch putting patients lives at risk.