The consequences of not practicing hand hygiene in the health-care setting, whether it is in an acute or community setting or in a patient's home, can be potentially very serious – evidence proves that hand hygiene at the point of care saves patients' lives.
The World Health Organisation
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
National Resource for Infection Control
NRIC is a project developed by healthcare professionals, aimed at being a single-access point to existing resources within infection control for infection prevention professionals and all other healthcare staff.