Specialist Spotlight Infection prevention

Spotlight interview with Michael Diamond, Co-founder & Executive Director of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) During International Infection prevention week we met Michael Diamond, the Co-founder & Executive Director of TIPS. Michael has a vast background in infection prevention innovation and practices. The conversation we had had a simple, yet important value – to learn […]

Microbes on your Mobile Phones

IIPW Spotlight interview

Footprint of microbes The macroscopic footprint of microbes in our surroundings is an inevitable reality, and even the objects of our routine use are not an exception to this case. Microbes are abundantly found over the surface of several objects which seemingly appear to be “germ-free.” These commonly used equipment are often inclusive of cellular […]

Good Versus Bad Bacteria

Good versus Bad Bacterial

Are all bacteria bad? There has always been a major misconception that all germs are meant to be “evil” and therefore, need to be terminated by using antimicrobial soaps or other disinfectant solutions. On the contrary, a significant number of microbes present within our internal systems or over the body surface are considered to play […]

Does Gloving Remove The Need For Handwashing?

Does gloving remove the need for handwashing? The simple answer is, no. Gloves may break due to inappropriate storing conditions, water leaking in, aggressive use, and more. That is the reason surgeons scrub their hands to the point of disrupting the natural flora on the skin before donning on gloves. In case a glove will […]

Education Systems Around The World Are Bettering Themselves

Schools need to be safe spaces for kids to grow in. The classroom is where children develop social connections, as well as learn valuable lessons. Without a doubt, teachers have their hands full with trying to ensure every student understands the school curriculum, on top of having their emotional needs met inside their classroom. More […]

Have A Safe Valentine: Hand Hygiene In The Chocolate Factory Industry

Valentine’s Day is a day where love is celebrated worldwide. The tradition originated to celebrate the work of Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr who lived in Rome in the third century. Saint Valentine helped secretly marry Christian couples who were forbidden from doing so under the strict Roman rule, such as soldiers. It is said that […]

Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting: What Does It Mean?

COVID-19 has brought on a lot of changes with it. Online video meetings have replaced traditional workspaces, and even the education system in some countries. Masks have become a normal occurrence, and their absence – not presence – could make one nervous. Above all else, COVID-19 highlighted the need to keep our environment as clean […]

Global Innovation Day: Hand Hygiene Inventions That Have Changed The World

Throughout human history, innovation has been helping propel mankind forward. From the invention of the wheel to trains and cars, and even cellphones – the few individuals who had bright new ideas were the ones who aided in advancing and bettering human lives everywhere. Innovation comes from the Latin word “Novus”, meaning “new”. Indeed, innovation is […]

How Will Humans Wash Their Hands On Mars?

On February 18th, NASA’s Perseverance landed on Mars. NASA’S unique rover has been tasked with two main missions: seek signs of ancient life on the red planet and collect samples of rocks and soil for possible return to Earth. It’s bringing humanity one step closer to understanding Mars, and possibly creating human colonies in space. […]