About World Hand Hygiene Day, 2024

World Hand Hygiene Day, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an annual global campaign dedicated to promoting hand hygiene in healthcare and beyond. In 2024, the WHO’s World Hand Hygiene Day continues its mission to raise awareness about the importance of hand hygiene as a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of infections and improve public health outcomes.

2024 Theme:

Promoting knowledge and capacity building of health and care workers through innovative and impactful training and education, on infection prevention and control, including hand hygiene.

Why is sharing knowledge about hand hygiene still so important? Because it helps stop the spread of harmful germs in healthcare.


Objectives of WHHD 2024

  • Strengthen learning approaches to enable implementation of innovative and effective training to empower health and care workers to improve hand hygiene and IPC at point of care with enhanced knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • Promote access to innovative hand hygiene and IPC training resources for health and care workers.
  • Raise awareness about the importance of knowledge and learning on hand hygiene at the right times to prevent a range of infectious diseases.
  • Encourage measurement and evaluation mechanisms to assess the impact of training and education on IPC standards and practices including hand hygiene, including their effect on the prevention of HAI and AMR.


World Hand Hygiene Day Campaign Essentials

The WHO have created posters, videos, advocacy slides, web graphics and lot’s more for you to use within your organisation.
Access Campaign Assets here: Campaign Assets

You can also take part in their competition, and attend their webinars:

  • 16th April: Warming up for World Hand Hygiene Day 2024 – Register here.
  • 23rd April: Special webinar on “My 5 Moments: The Game” – Revolutionizing Hand Hygiene Education – Register here.
  • 6th May: World Hand Hygiene Day 2024 – why is sharing knowledge about hand hygiene still so important? – Learn More.

On World Hand Hygiene Day 2024, let’s celebrate the power of clean hands to protect lives and build healthier societies. Hand hygiene saves millions of lives every year when performed correctly, and at the right times in healthcare. By raising awareness, advocating for change, and embracing innovation, we can ensure that hand hygiene remains a top priority in our collective efforts to promote global health and well-being. Together, let’s make hand hygiene a habit for life.


Incorporating SureWash into your World Hand Hygiene Day Activities

Place SureWash at the core of your World Hand Hygiene Day celebrations to highlight the importance of innovative and impactful training and education. Every year, we love seeing our customers utilise their SureWash devices to engage staff in hand hygiene training and education. To customize your SureWash device for World Hand Hygiene Day, 2024, email support@surewash.com.

Also, make sure to tag @surewash on social media – we love to see photos and videos of SureWash in use around the world.