Winners of the “Call for Ideas: Actions held on or around the Global Hand Hygiene Day May 5th"

On the occasion of the III Global Hand Hygiene Day held on May 5 2011 within the framework of the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands initiative of the World Health Organization, the coordinating group of the Hand Hygiene Program of the Spanish National Health System, made up of representatives from all the Health Regions of Spain and the Quality Agency, organized a Call for Ideas regarding the possible awareness-raising actions that could be implemented to celebrate the day.

The regional evaluation committees of each Health Region selected a maximum of 3 candidates from the proposals submitted by their centers. A total of 37 ideas where shortlisted for the finals and evaluated by the representatives of the Health Regions in the coordinating group of the Hand Hygiene Program according to previously agreed criteria. The following table contains the list of awarded proposals and their provenance.

The Quality Agency did not participate in the evaluation process, acting solely as coordinator of the initiative.





1st Prize
Clean hands, safe hands, Give us a Hand!

Call for Ideas for hand hygiene

Educational material 

Primary Care Division. Madrid Health Service
2nd Prize
Preventronic 5.5


Navarra Hospital Complex. Navarra Health Service
3rd Prize
Popular videoclip: I am loyal to my alcohol hand rub



La Palma General Hospital. Canary Islands Health Service
1st Shortlisted candidate
"Gotta see it to believe it"



Sierrallana Hospital. Medical Ambulatory Hospital. Cantabrian Health Service
2nd Shortlisted candidate
Puppet theater: “May 5th: The Life Saver Day” Puppets (image) Ntra. Sra. De Guadalupe Hospital. Canary Islands Health Service
3rd Shortlisted candidate
Hand hygiene awareness raising campaign for health care providers




Cruces Hospital. Preventive Medicine Unit. Basque Country Health Service

Prizes: three symbolic prizes will be awarded to the winners as acknowledgement for best ideas. The shortlisted candidates will receive three commemorative plaques. Theses prizes will be received by the winners during the VI International Conference on Patient Safety to be held on the 19th and 20th of October of 2011.

All the proposals submitted will be published in the Hand Hygiene Program section of the Patient Safety website: (es/investigacion/49-programa-higiene-manos/254-candidaturas-seleccionadas/), so health care providers can make use of their contents.

Madrid, May 5th of 2011


Download List of winners and shortlisted candidates of the Call for Ideas