Human behaviour on hygiene, regardless of whether this is in healthcare, institutional, manufacturing or home and everday life settings, is heavily influenced by people’s knowledge about hygiene and infection prevention.
The Hygiene Forum 2019 focuses on the role of the human and 'targeted hygiene': hygiene practices applied at the most critical points and at critical times to break the chain of infection. Amongst others, Sally Bloomfield, Dirk Bockmühl, Markus Egert, John Hines, Bernhard Meyer and Rowshonara Syeda will speak at the Hygiene Forum 2019 on the link between human behaviour and infection prevention (and more are coming). Registration will open in April 2019, so put 15 October 2019 in your agenda!
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A group of experts from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) published a white paper on the importance of hygiene. The paper substantiates why targeted hygiene is crucial in the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics. And to achieve targeted hygiene, a substantial change in behaviour of the general public is required. How can this be achieved? Which stakeholders have a role in this? It is clear that consumers need clear, consistent messages on hygiene in the media. The report provides some clear recommendations and calls to action to achieve targeted hygiene in everyday life.
The white paper will be elaborately discussed at the Hygiene Forum on October 15th, 2019.