Today, May 2nd, 2023, Hospital 57357 celebrated the World Hand Hygiene day, in attendance of Dr. Nagwa Khamis, head of 57357’s infection control department, Dr. Shaymaa Elmenyawi, head of the Hospital’s quality control department, Dr. Golsen Saleh, head of the clinical nutrition department, a group of the Hospital’s infection control specialists and a large number of nurses from all departments. The celebration was also attended by a delegation from SIS, which is one of the renowned companies in infection control and sterilizing products. The delegation was headed by Mr. Emad Elgabas, sales general manager and a group of the company’s department managers.
It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization, WHO, celebrates World Hand Hygiene day annually on May 5th, where this year’s slogan is “save lives – clean your hands”. Hospital 57357 celebrates this day annually through the infection control department, to raise awareness of the importance of cleaning hands specially for healthcare givers to protect patients’ lives and prevent the spread of diseases that may result from pollution.
The celebration started with the word of Dr. Khamis, who expressed her satisfaction with the Hospital’s achievements in the field of infection control and the efforts her department exerts together with all other departments to follow up on the application of strict infection control measures , which singles out the Hospital as an example to follow in that domain. She revealed that committing to a simple procedure such as washing hands eliminates 50% of infections in hospitals, where without this procedure patients and healthcare givers’ lives are exposed to infection. She also welcomed SIS’s patronage of the celebration.
In his speech, Mr. Elgabas affirmed the company’s enthusiasm to support 57357’s celebration through this day and its role in spreading awareness of cleanliness to reduce diseases.
A WHO’s hand hygiene day celebration video was displayed, followed by a video by Hospital 57357 through which Dr. Sali Mohyeldin, from the infection control department, presented information about the importance of cleaning and sterilizing hands. Also a video prepared by the Hospital’s infection control department about washing hands was displayed.
At the end of the celebration there was a competition around hand hygiene information for healthcare givers with the participation of nurses attending the celebration. The winner team received an honorary cup, meanwhile SIS distributed giveaways to all attendees as an expression of gratitude for the efforts of Hospital’s employees to commit to highest infection control standards.