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May 2021

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5th May was World Hand Hygiene Day, a day where we promote, demonstrate, and celebrate best hand hygiene practice. Due to Covid-19 we are all aware of the importance of washing our hands when it comes to protecting ourselves and others from infection, and nowhere is this more important than in a hospital, where in Vietnam infection is a major cause of newborn death.


Newborns already trains our doctors, nurses, and midwives in infection prevention practices and thanks to our wonderful sponsors we can now provide our hospitals with modern medical sinks that have hands free taps as well as automatic door openers to the units, creating multiple barriers between our babies and infection.


To mark World Hand Hygiene Day 2021, we organised a demonstration of correct handwashing technique with some of our fantastic doctors and nurses from 3 of our partner hospitals in Hanoi: Vietnam National Children’s Hospital (VNCH), Phu San Hanoi and St Paul Hospital.


Big thank you to UpRace 2019 and all the amazing sponsors for providing the funds so we can give our hospitals the medical sinks they need and to Topas Travel, Chops, DK Engingeering and ICUC for the essential new automatic door openers. It is equipment like this that can make a real difference in achieving our goal of zero preventable deaths in Vietnam and remember: Clean Hands Save Lives.

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