This year's WHO 5 May hand hygiene campaign slogan is “it's in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”. It represents a joined-up approach to action by targeting a range of professionals, as well as patient advocacy groups, who can all play their part. At every level of the health system, infection prevention and control (IPC) measures, including hand hygiene action, should be a marker of quality care – with individuals, both front-line and leaders, each deciding to take individual responsibility to ensure improvements in patient safety. WHO asks IPC leaders to take part and champion the dissemination of campaign messages and resources, with the aim of engaging all target audiences to ensure their commitment. By taking part and aiming to continue to improve hand hygiene, you will help prevent sepsis.
Private Organizations for Patient Safety (POPS) A collaboration between the World Health Organization Patient Safety Programme and industry