RDHS Celebrates Hand Hygiene Day

World health organisation Hand hygiene day was celebrated at RDHS on the 5th May 2017. This year the message for hand hygiene day was “Fight Antibiotic Resistance it’s in your Hands”

Resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem here and overseas. It occurs because bacteria naturally evolve over time to be less susceptible to antibiotics. This is reducing the options doctors have for treating some serious infections. While it is difficult to stop this happening completely, bacteria can develop resistance much faster if poor hygiene allows infections to spread.

Hand cleaning – either with soap and water, or alcohol-based rubs – is a simple yet effective way of stopping the spread of harmful germs

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