July 22, 2020
Understanding infection control in Tanzania (article from The Conversation)

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From the article: 

We conducted research looking at infection control practices in outpatient settings in Tanzania two years ago. We found that they were rarely done correctly. The most alarming results were for hand hygiene. This was performed only 6.9% of the times it should be, and this fell to only 1.3% if we also applied the requirement that the handwashing – or use of alcohol hand rub – lasted at least 20 seconds.

Reference: King, JJC. Powell-Jackson, T. 2020. "Tanzania study shows critical need to address infection control in health facilities". The Conversation.