Today is World Hand Hygiene Day. Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene in health care facilities, thus protecting health care workers and patients from infections.
This year, the campaign theme “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”, is aligned with the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, and aims to recognize nurses and midwives as front-line heroes who deserve acknowledgement and appreciation, and highlight their critical roles in infection prevention.
The main objective of the campaign for World Hand Hygiene 2020 is to maintain and recognize that hand washing as one of the most necessary and effective ways to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including COVID-19 virus. A major role is also played by the Health workers and community members in preventing infections by practicing regular and frequent hand washing
Remarkably, KISS Foundation is carrying out many awareness initiatives in tribal districts of Odisha. “We are well aware of how important it is to maintain Hand Hygiene and should keep up our efforts of effective handwashing and hygiene protocols, says Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS.