Hand hygiene is one of the most important element of infection control activities among the hospital sectors. It is highly recommended as the core element of infection prevention and control for patient safety.
For the first time in Malaysia, Hand Hygiene Train The Trainer Programme 2017, a CSR project that was fully supported by Saraya Japan and organised by University of Geneva Hospitals, WHO Collaboration Center on Patient Safety and endorsed by Malaysia Ministry of Health recently took place in Kuching, Sarawak, from 14th -17th August.
Programme officially launched by Dr Kamarudin Bin Lajim, Deputy State Health Director (Medical) of Sarawak State Health Department
From left : Adam Klimkowski(Saraya Japan), Prof Nordiah(MOH Malaysia), Dr.Chua(State ID Physician & Head of IPC Unit), Dr.Kamarudin,
Dr.Suraya & Dr. Lee (MOH Malaysia), Ms Fankhauser & Ms Emira (HUG)
During the 3 days conference, it was attended by over 80 participants from government hospitals as well as teaching institutions all over Malaysia, including some invited participants from Singapore. Throughout the whole programme, it provides an intensive training based on WHO Hand Hygiene Module, consisting of hands-on simulation, role play, multimedia training, experiences sharing by participants and lectures by the professional team members lead by Professor Didier Pittet, who is the Director of Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva,Switzerland.
Prof Pittet giving talks to audience on hand hygiene
Participants showing the 5 Moments Hand Sign with Prof Pittet
Group photo : MOH Malaysia Team & HUG’s Team
Participants concentrating on lecture module by Geneva’s Team
Role play session by participants
Saraya Malaysia COO Hiroyuki Ishikawa presenting token of appreciation to Geneva’s team
Group photos with participants, MOH Malaysia, Saraya Team & HUGS Team