GOJO serves as corporate champion for International Infection Prevention Week


AKRON, Ohio - GOJO announced Monday the company will serve as a corporate champion for International Infection Prevention Week, which occurs globally Oct. 18-24, and is hosted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.


IIPW is an annual awareness campaign to stimulate interest in and highlight the importance of infection prevention. This year's theme is promoting engagement between patients, visitors and healthcare professionals around infection prevention.


APIC is encouraging consumers and healthcare professionals to take a pledge to commit to actions that will help prevent infections. In addition to the pledge and materials, APIC has created numerous items for easy sharing - using hashtag #IIPW - including e-cards, memes and light-hearted polls and quizzes. 


"This year, IIPW is focusing on a topic that we often discuss with our customers – how everyone plays a role in infection prevention," stated David Mackay, VP sales and marketing, healthcare, GOJO. "Healthcare workers, patients and visitors all have an impact on a healthcare facility's infection control program. By making their commitment to infection prevention and hand hygiene visible – through signage, education and by demonstrating good hand hygiene practices – healthcare facilities and their staff are inviting everyone to participate in the fight against infections, and, in turn, create a safer environment for all."


In order to raise further awareness for the importance of hand hygiene, GOJO is supplying more than 14,000 bottles of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer as well as hand hygiene materials to nearly 100 facilities and is providing complimentary hand hygiene infection prevention webinars, whitepapers and educational tools on its website at healthcare.gojo.com/education


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