Press conference: World Hand Hygiene Day 2024


Marking World Hand Hygiene Day, ECDC released the latest data on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use in European hospitals.

Preliminary figures show that each year about 4.3 million patients in European hospitals acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection during their stay in the hospital.


Andrea Ammon at press conference for Hand Hygiene Day 2024

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World Hand Hygiene Day 2024

World Hand Hygiene Day is marked every year on 5 May, to raise awareness of the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of infections.