Cleaning hands properly can minimise the transmission of infectious diseases and is of paramount importance in daily life. Since 2010, the Department of Health has been echoing the efforts of the World Health Organization in promoting "Hand Hygiene Day" on May 5 every year.
The slogan for Hand Hygiene Day 2023 is "Remember To Clean Your Hands, In Seven Steps We Can." To clean hands effectively, it is essential to cover all areas of the hands, including palms, back of hands, between fingers, back of fingers, thumbs, finger tips, and wrists. The whole process should last for at least 20 seconds.The promotional efforts of Hand Hygiene Day are expanded for young children this year. This initiative aims to cultivate proper hand hygiene habits from an early age, thereby enhancing overall public health.