Didier Pittet

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World Health Organization initiatives

How do the contributions of World Health Organization initiatives impact on infection control currently? Within the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters, many programs are either entirely dedicated to the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) or include some specific, related aspects. In general, all aim to develop guidelines and standardized approaches to infection control,…

Hand hygiene improvements

How does hand hygiene impact infection control? Hand hygiene is considered as the primary measure to prevent healthcare-associated infection because healthcare workers’ hands are the most common route of transmission for microorganisms during care delivery. Hand hygiene is part of standard and isolation precautions and at the core of multifaceted strategies to prevent specific types…

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