A group of experts from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) published a white paper on the importance of hygiene. The paper substantiates why targeted hygiene is crucial in the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics. And to achieve targeted hygiene, a substantial change in behaviour of the general public is required. How can this be achieved? Which stakeholders have a role in this? It is clear that consumers need clear, consistent messages on hygiene in the media. The report provides some clear recommendations and calls to action to achieve targeted hygiene in everyday life.
The white paper will be elaborately discussed at the Hygiene Forum on October 15th, 2019.
After a very useful, educational and inspiring Hygiene Forum 2017, a new edition of the Forum will be organised in 2019. The main conclusion of the Forum in 2017 was: instead of worrying about being 'too clean' or about the unsubstantiated link between biocide use and antibiotics resistance, we need to start focussing on 'targeted hygiene': hygiene practices applied at the most critical points and at critical times to break the chain of infection.
At the Hygiene Forum 2019 we will take stock: what steps were taken to make targeted hygiene a daily practice?
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