The Worth Health Organisation (WHO) said on 5 May, which marks Hand Hygiene Day, that 61 percent of health workers worldwide do not clean their hands at times when they are required to do so.
The WHO is undertaking a campaign aimed at raising awareness on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and promoting general hand hygiene globally.
According to a 2015 WHO report, 38 percent of healthcare facilities in 54 low and middle income countries lack access to rudimentary levels of water, sanitation and hygiene services.
The WHO released as part of the campaign an info-graph on surgical site infections and methods of prevention.
An infographic image featuring messages on surgical site infections. (Courtesy of World Health Organization)