​General Directorate of Infection Prevention and Control

​​​​الإدارة العامة لمكافحة عدوى المنشآت الصحية

Hand Hygiene

The program is designed to focus on hand hygiene performance and compliance based on Implementation WHO program "Clean hands – Save lives" in all health care facilities.


General aim:


Improving Hand Hygiene compliance rates in all MOH facilities  Hence, reducing  healthcare associated infections  (HAIs).


Specific objectives:

  • Implementation of the WHO program: clean hands - save lives in all healthcare facilities in the Kingdom.
  • Improving Hand hygiene  Compliance rates amongst Healthcare workers
  • To apply the concept of point of care and five moments of hand hygiene .
  • To Unify the calculation methods of compliance rate as recommended by the world health organization (WHO)
  • To implement the Hand Hygiene training program of all regions of the Kingdom. 
General Directorate of Infection Prevention and Control