Originally published by: World Health Organization
StepNpull and the World Health Organization urges you to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) programs. You can do this by supporting the 5 May 2017 calls to action. Hand hygiene is at the core of effective IPC to combat antibiotic resistance, and campaigning each year on or around 5 May is one important part of improving behavior towards IPC best practices.
Who we want action to be taken by
We want all employers and health workers to clean their hands at the right times, building on hand hygiene improvement efforts made up to now;
- We want chief executive officers and managers to support hand hygiene campaigning and infection prevention and control programs, to protect patients from antibiotic-resistant infections; and other illnesses.
- We want IPC leaders to lead hand hygiene campaigning and start their journey of meeting the core components for infection prevention and control;
- We want policy makers to stop antibiotic resistance spread by demonstrating national support and commitment to infection prevention.
How to participate
Join StepNpull by encouraging your employers/employees to wash their hands and use their foot to control the spread of bacteria and prevent cross-contamination. The foot operated door opener allows industry leaders to have an additional layer of infection prevention measures in place to support IPC programs.