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The 5th May is World Hand Hygiene Day. To raise awareness among staff and the Thai-Myanmar border populations of the importance of hand washing, a simple, proven effective way of infection prevention, the SMRU infection control committee worked with the SMRU clinics and Mae Sot lab staff to create this fantastic video.

Using the song Karen love Karen by local band Blue, this SMRU hand washing dance will make you laugh, join in and, hopefully, regularly use good hand washing techniques.

With thanks to the infection control committee of SMRU and Marieke Bierhoff for the video and hand washing chart

Hand washing diagrams explaining step-by-step how to thoroughly wash your hands. All 12 steps are described at https://www.tropicalmedicine.ox.ac.uk/news/join-smru-for-hand-hygiene-day/smru-how-to-wash-your-hands

For accessibility, see all 12 steps of our guide how to thoroughly was your hands

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