WHO Hand Hygiene Global Survey
In support of its annual call to action for health workers, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, and ten years of the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care program, the 2nd WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey was launched on 1 June 2015.
The WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework provides a situation analysis of hand hygiene resources, promotion and practices within health-care facilities. After completing the Framework, facilities can also use and adapt the WHO Template Action Plans to implement plans for local improvement based upon the Framework results. Data submitted through the survey on a confidential online server will help WHO to demonstrate progress with the hand hygiene improvement across the globe and ensure that action in support of patient and health worker safety stays high on everyone’s agenda. Survey responses can be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
How the survey works
- From the email address firstname.lastname@example.org facilities already registered with SA
VE LIVES: Clean Your Hands will automatically receive an invitation to use the Framework and to submit answers online as part of this WHO global survey.
- For those facilities not yet registered they can do this at http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/register/en/ OR an email can be sent to email@example.com telling WHO a facility wants to participate.
Please note that the survey closes on 10 September 2015.
The first results of this survey will be disseminated on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care programme on 13th October 2015. The 2015 survey findings will be compared with those obtained by WHO in 2011 and allows for invaluable monitoring of progress and evolution of the global situation of hand hygiene in health care. (You can find the results of the first survey undertaken in 2011 here.)
WHO's 2009 Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care are available here.