Al Emadi Hospital joins World Health Organization (WHO) in celebration of the Global Hand Hygiene Day

Doha- 05 May, 2017, Al Emadi Hospital, in line with its commitment to the promotion of hand hygiene and preventing the spread of infection in the healthcare sector, joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in celebration of the Global Hand Hygiene Day on May 5, 2018, that was held this year under the title: “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”.
The participation in the initiative was through an awareness campaign held at the Outpatient Clinics building at Al Emadi Hospital with the collaboration of the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar and in the presence of the Hospital’s staff, patients, families and their children.
The highlights of the celebration included screening videos about importance of hand hygiene and hand sanitizing showcasing the correct WHO defined steps on how to do hand rub, in addition to distribution of flyers about the ‘How, Why and When’ of hand hygiene, stick-on colorful badges and free hand sanitizers were distributed to all who visited the booth and demonstrated the correct hand hygiene technique.  Large number participated in the activity, not only from Al Emadi Hospital’s healthcare providers and staff but also from patients and families including children.
Al Emadi Hospital is always keen to participate in this initiative as Patient safety is at the heart of Al Emadi Hospital’s commitment to the public – it is a way of life for every staff at the Hospital, and when we improve our hand hygiene compliance, we are reducing the likelihood of infection transmission thereby promoting safer care and saving lives.
One of the major objectives of the campaign is to foster and strengthen a culture of safety at every level within healthcare facilities in Qatar. This will certainly reflect in better patient care and enhanced treatment outcomes.
The campaign aims to galvanize action at the point of care to demonstrate hand hygiene is the best way to reduce healthcare-associated infections and ensure patient safety. It also aims to demonstrate the world’s commitment to this priority area of healthcare.
For further information, please contact:
Al Emadi Hospital
Marketing Department
Tel:  00974 44111411
Mob: 00974 50374805

World Health Organization

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