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Hand Hygiene Project

Reducing infection through holistic and sustainable improvements in hand hygiene

This project which represents a collaboration between a variety of UK and Ugandan agencies aims to improve the safety of healthcare workers in selected facilities in the Kabarole Region of Uganda using evidence based practice. The Hand Hygiene Project (HHP) is a partnership initiative between: Knowledge4Change and the University of Salford in the UK; and Mountains of the Moon University (MMU), Kabarole Health District, Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital and Virika Mission Hospital in Uganda. The study will improve the safety of health care workers, promote resilience to infectious disease outbreaks and reduce acquired infections, improving the safety and well being of patients in selected facilities.

Funding Body: UK Department for International Development (DfID) through the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET)HPP

Project Value: £27,650

Project Timeline: Oct 2015- April 2017

Project team: Professor Louise Ackers (Principal investigator); Mr James Ackers-Johnson (Project Manager UK); Mr Allan Ndawula (Project Manager, Uganda); Mr Brian Nkwanga Senabulya (UBEtech); Sister Barbra Kamara (Clinical Lead Uganda)

Project Website   http://www.knowledge4change.org.uk/projects/hhp/