Thank you, Barbara Dunn for drawing my attention to the damage caused by Healthcare-associated infections. Isn’t it ironical that in-patients in hospitals fall prey to infections other than the ones they were being treated for in the first place? I was surprised to hear that healthcare-associated infections are one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. This is prevalent all over the world with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that, at any point in time, 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospitals.
In this context, read about the efforts made by Kimberley-Clark to reduce the impact of these healthcare-associated infections in a website called HAI Watch. If you wish to nominate a facility for the Awards for outstanding work in combating these infections, you would need to do so before December 15, 2010.
The Father of my nation, Mahatma Gandhi once famously said ” It is health that is real wealth. Not pieces of gold and silver”.