Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) calls for improved hand hygiene practices at points of care across country.

Written by on May 7, 2022

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called for improved hand hygiene practices at points of care across the country, as Nigeria joins the world to celebrate 2022 World Hand
Hygiene Day (WHHD).

The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, gave the advice at an event to commemorate the day at University of
Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada.

Report has it that World Hand Hygiene Day is an international observance day commemorated every year on May 5 to recognise global efforts to prevent the spread of infections through frequent hand washing with soap and water.

This year’s celebration has “Health Care Quality and Safety Climate or Culture” as its theme and “Unite for Safety: Clean Your Hands” as slogan.

Adetifa, who was represented at the event by Dr Tochi Okwor, the Assistant Director, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), NCDC, said good hand hygiene could save lives and prevent the transmission of infections.

He explained that the NCDC had also developed a data repository and reporting platform for reporting hand hygiene assessments and level of hand hygiene compliance rates across the Orange Network.

Vincent David

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