The Belgian hand hygiene campaign lasts one month. During that period, awareness is created amongst healthcare providers and hospitalized patients through posters, folders and other campaign material. For more information, visit www.handhygienedesmains.be.
The hand hygiene compliance of healthcare providers is measured before and after the campaign. The results are processed by the Scientific Institute for Public Health. These data form the basis for individual feedback to the participating hospitals. They also reveal the impact of each campaign on the national level. The Institute publishes the national results in a report. These reports can be found on: www.nsih.be/HH/inleiding_nl.asp.