Hand Hygiene Methods

Handwashing with Soap and Water
The purpose of routine handwashing in health care is to remove dirt and organic material, as well microbial contaminants, from the hands. Clean water must be used to prevent microorganisms in the water from contaminating the hands. However, water alone is not effective at removing substances containing fats and oils, which are often present on soiled hands. Proper handwashing also requires soap, which is rubbed on all hand surfaces, followed by thorough rinsing and drying.

Ensuring high-quality care for pregnant and breastfeeding women

   Pregant women with suspected, probale, or confirmed COVID-19 should have

 Mothers with suspected, or confirmed COVID-19 who are breast feeding or performing skin-to-skin care should practice:

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