Clean Care is Safer Care

Information centre

Publications and resources

A number of hand hygiene resources and tools have been developed to support health care facilities to improve hand hygiene in health care.


Locally adapted tools

Institutions, facilities and organizations are encouraged to adapt the WHO hand hygiene tools and resources to their own needs. Here you can find examples of locally adapted tools.


Articles written by the First Challenge team

The team has had a vast number of articles published in academic journals and other publications since 2005.


Reports from meetings and visits

The team has undertaken numerous visits to pilot sites and hosted a range of meetings, both at WHO and abroad.


News archive

You can find SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands monthly newsletter as well as archive materials here.

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands promotional video

Key documents

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (revised Aug 2009)

Guide to implementation of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy (revised Aug 2009)

Contact us

For more information about Clean Care is Safer Care, please contact the team at savelives@who.int.