20 October 2008

How to wash your hands, a tutorial

More still to come on hospital-acquired infections. (No, really. I mean it.) But first:

Somehow I sadly missed that last Wednesday, Oct. 15, was Global Handwashing Day, sponsored by the World Bank, CDC, UNICEF and a number of other organizations including several soap manufacturers. Here's a BBC story describing massive social mobilization efforts that were supposed to take place across South Asia last week. (Can any Asian readers report in whether they saw anything? Mumbai and Hyderabad readers, I'm looking at you.)

Though we missed the festivities, here's an excellent take-away: A great series of videos produced by the Grey-Bruce Health Unit, a local health department northwest of Toronto, about the right way to wash hands with soap and water and/or alcohol gel.

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