Sustained hygiene within healthcare facilities (HCFs) depends on a complex system – of which handwashing stations are only a small part.
Strong leadership by the director and staff is a powerful factor.
Why? Because no matter what kind of infrastructure, the hygiene system requires human inputs at multiple levels.
HappyTap’s products and services are meant to bolster the system that underpins consistent hygienic behaviour. Indeed, actually having a handwashing station is necessary to wash hands. But beyond the hardware, our support services are designed to foster a sense of ownership and commitment that can improve long-term outcomes.
Our vision is that every HCF worker, patient, and patient’s family members, is enabled to use handwashing points in accordance with WHO guidance.
While the timescale for such a lofty aspiration is normally set on the horizon, we believe it should be now.