Hand hygiene




Learning objectives 

At the end of this module, you will be able to :

  • Describe the importance of hand hygiene for patient safety
  • Participate in the promotion of hand hygiene in your facility
  • Apply the 5 moments for hand disinfection
  • Implement local production of alcohol-based hand solution


Sandrine VON GRUENIGEN, Pharmacist Pharm-Ed project manager


  • Béatrice MATTHEY-KHOUITI , pharmaceutical operator, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr Loséni BENGALY, Chief-Pharmacist  Hôpital Gabriel Touré, Bamako, Mali
  • Prof. Pascal BONNABRY, Chief-Pharmacist University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof. Didier PITTET, Head of Infection Control and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Marie-Noëlle CHRAITI, nurse specialized in infection prevention and control, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland

Here you find the main resources for this module. More resources are available to download by clicking here

Guidelines and recommendations

Practical tools