Infection Prevention and Control practitioners in Nigeria observed the May 5th Annual World Hand Hygiene Day with the theme Fight Antibiotic Resistance- it is in your hands at various health facilities around the country.

This is a summary of activities that took place in some of the health facilities.

  1. Awareness and Demonstration campaign was carried out in the health facilities while radio and television interview with Infection control experts was also conducted in some states.
  2. Banners/Posters: Banners/posters containing the message of the 2017 hand hygiene day were printed and strategically placed in different parts of the various health facilities.

celebration of the day in pictures

Name of Facility: Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos State


Name of Facility: Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State


Name of Facility: University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State


Name of Facility: University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa – Ibom State