AHR has been recommended as for HH in Sweden since 1980 .
IC within all counties have systematically promoted HH since at least two to three decades. Compliance measurements, AHR consumption measurements, as well as local campaigns have been used.
In 2004 the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) launched a project called VRISS (HCAI should be stopped). This worked with bundles to reduce e.g. urinary tract infections. All bundles included HH measures.
The National Board of Health and Welfare published regulations on basic hygiene including HH in 2007.
All HC participates in prevalence measurements for HCAI since fall 2008. Results are published nationally.
All counties participate in nationally reported compliance measurements since fall 2010. Elderly care provided by municipalities is increasingly joining this as well.
Last year a national working group adapted the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands and published a national package to promote HH. It’s called 'Clean Hands Saves Lives'.
For May 7 an inspirational day for hand hygiene is planned.