Health Days 2020

International Infection Prevention Week


Millions of infection prevention and control professionals across the world will join in activities commemorating International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) from October 18-24 this year, highlighting the importance of focusing on infection control activities and applying them in health care centers to prevent infection transmission.

  • 1 in 10 patients get an infection while receiving care.
  • Effective infection prevention reduces health care-associated infections by 30%.
  • Patient has the right to inquire about the health facilities' infection prevention methods and ask healthcare providers to clean their hands.
  • Objectives:
  • Raising awareness of the importance of infection control in health facilities. 
  • Improving behavior and achieving safer and higher-quality healthcare practices.
  • Engaging healthcare workers in clean care prevention of infection.

Official Date:
  • Globally: October 18th-24th, 2020.
  • Locally: Rajab 1st-7th, 1442H.

(Infection Prevention Is Everyone’s Responsibility)

Last Update : 21 October 2020 06:18 AM
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