The Importance of Hand Hygiene
Whether you're a patient, visitor, provider, or worker in a healthcare setting – cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to prevent infection. Clean care saves lives.
It is estimated that over the next 30 years in Canada, infections will be the biggest driver of acute care patient safety incidents, accounting for roughly 70,000 patient safety incidents per year on average – generating an additional $480 million per year on average in healthcare costs.1
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), or infections acquired in a healthcare setting, are the most frequently reported adverse events in healthcare delivery worldwide. Each year, hundreds of millions of patients are affected by HAIs, leading to significant morbidity, mortality, and financial cost to healthcare systems.2
World Health Organization
SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands
Our STOP! Clean Your Hands campaign is hosted in conjunction with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. More information about SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands and infection prevention is available at the
World Health Organization’s website.
As a company dedicated to protecting public health, our operating principle is to prioritize healthcare facilities and first responders that are on the front line. We will continue to help safeguard those working so hard to keep us all healthy and safe.