WHO launches ‘SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands’ campaign

clean care is in your hands

The World Health Organization’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign brings people together in support of hand hygiene improvement globally on May 5th. This year’s theme focuses on clean care, including hand hygiene practices and the central role played by nurses and midwifes. This year’s theme aligns with the WHO 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife. To launch their campaign, WHO developed a campaign resources and materials to support nurses and midwifes to provide clean care.  View here.

Hand washing is as important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Eye Health have recently launched new COVID-19 health promotion resources to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. The new suite of resources complements the existing Milpa’s Six Steps to Stop Germs resources that support good hygiene and encourage adults and kids to practice 6 daily hygiene steps to keep healthy and strong and stop trachoma and other hygiene-related illness. View here.

The COVID-19 Hygiene Hub brings together governments, international agencies, and NGOs along with leading experts in public health, behaviour change, and implementation science to enable effective hygiene programs curb human-to-human transmission of COVID-19. The website is a platform to rapidly share, design, and adapt evidence-based hygiene interventions to combat COVID-19. View here.

NACCHO and its affiliate members have produced an excellent range of COVID-19 health promotion materials for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community. View here

Thank you to the nurses, midwifes and health workers who are working tirelessly across Australia to provide care to our communities.#SupportNursesAndMidwives

View more information about the IEH trachoma program here.