World Health Organisation’s “Save Lives Clean your Hands” Day

Hi everyone,

Each year the World Health Organisation’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign aims to highlight the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally. Hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing health care-associated infections and so on Thursday 5th May the SHIP team presented a celebration of our past, current and future research.

We displayed posters of our previous research and all the recent headlines this has caused -more information about this in the next blog post! We also showed people what our current and future work is all about and discussed this with people to see if anyone wanted to help with our research.

To support this years WHO campaign we decided to get people to help us sail Glasgow Caledonian University’s SHIP from Land’s End to John O’Groats and spread the message that CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES! In order to do this we need people to join our SHIP research group on Facebook (ship GCU) and send us a picture with our SHIP postcard (or just a hand hygiene message if you don’t have one) of your travels. To join us please add us a friend on facebook, Tag us in a post and check-in from anywhere in the UK or beyond and we’ll pin you on our map! By helping us spread this important message you could win a speedboat ride for two down the River Clyde.  Once we have reached 1066 miles (the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats) we’ll choose a place at random and select a winner.

The “big hand of pom-poms” was also back and again we showed people how to use the WHO’s 6-step hand hygiene technique using the glowbox to see how good they were!hand hygiene day Debbie hand hygiene day Jen


Here’s some photos from the day and please watch our playlist above for more information about the WHO’s campaign and also the SHIP journey so far.hand hygiene day Lucy

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