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Successful implementation of the World Health Organization hand hygiene improvement strategy in a referral hospital in Mali, Africa.

Authors
  • Allegranzi, Benedetta
  • Sax, Hugo
  • Bengaly, Loséni
  • Richet, Hervé
  • Minta, Daouda K
  • Chraiti, Marie-Noelle
  • Sokona, Fatoumata Maiga
  • Gayet-Ageron, Angèle
  • Bonnabry, Pascal
  • Pittet, Didier
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2010
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
133–141
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1086/649796
PMID: 20017633
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Multimodal hand hygiene promotion is feasible and effective in a low-income country. Access to handrub was critical for its success. These findings motivated the government of Mali to expand the intervention nationwide. This experience represents a significant advancement for patient safety in developing countries.

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