TABLE 2.

Hand Rubbing/Washing Compliance Before Aseptic Procedures Among Birth Attendants in Health Facilities in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Observed Opportunities/Indications for Hand Hygiene, per Guidelinesa n (%), N=779Hand Hygiene Compliance(Hands Rubbed/Washed) When Indicated n (%), N=190
Necessary hand hygiene equipment (water and soap or gel)
 No48 (6.2)5 (10.4)
 Yes704 (90.4)177 (25.1)
 Missing13 (1.7)3 (23.1)
 Inconsistent information14 (1.8)5 (35.7)
Maximum number of women attended in an observation session
 1541 (69.5)146 (27.0)
 2196 (25.2)39 (19.9)
 336 (4.6)4 (11.1)
 Missing6 (0.8)1 (16.7)
Hand hygiene refresher training in the past 12 months
 No347 (44.5)74 (21.3)
 Yes432 (55.5)116 (26.9)
  • a Number of times when hand hygiene was meant to be performed per guidelines.