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WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION'S WORLD HAND HYGIENE DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2381: tabled on 13 May 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that 5 May 2019 marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day; recognises that infection prevention and control, including hand hygiene, is critical to achieving universal health coverage for the world’s population; notes that the WHO currently estimates 70 per cent of infections are transmitted by hands, and that good hand hygiene is the first line of defence against infection; commends the UK for playing a prominent role in the fight against anti-microbial resistance and reducing healthcare associated infections; acknowledges further room to improve hand hygiene compliance in NHS hospitals and the limitations of current practices in monitoring hand hygiene compliance; calls on the NHS to develop hand hygiene improvement guidance to support improved hand hygiene compliance in hospitals; and encourages all hon. Members to support and promote the WHO’s Save Lives: Clean Your Hands campaign in their local hospitals and schools.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.