Doctors in some countries fail to wash their hands correctly

30th of October 2013
Doctors in some countries fail to wash their hands correctly

A two-year study carried out in five countries around the globe found that 40 per cent of the doctors were not washing their hands effectively.

And researchers discovered that medical staff in these countries were largely uneducated in the ways in which disease can spread throughout a hospital.

The study looked at the handwashing habits of staff

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French cleaning industry gets to grips with illiteracy

29th of October 2013
French cleaning industry gets to grips with illiteracy

The French cleaning federation is organising courses in reading and writing, reports Christian Bouzols.

More that 8,000 cleaning workers have taken life skill courses under the auspices of the French cleaning federation. These courses cover the ability to read, write, make elementary calculations and to get around in space and time. These courses

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Paris metro to get multimillion clean

28th of October 2013
Paris metro to get multimillion clean

Paris' metro system is to have a multimillion euro clean toeradicate bad odours and make the capital's underground system more bearable.

Parisians have long complained about the awful smell wafting through the underground corridors - as well as the litter and general grime. Now Pierre Mongin, head of the RATP group that operates the public bus,

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Russian cleaning companies prepare for Sochi 2014

28th of October 2013
Russian cleaning companies prepare for Sochi 2014

Cleaning companies are preparing for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, says Oleg Popov of Cristanval.

Major work is underway on plans for the coordinated efforts of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Committee and cleaning companies.  An information website is up and running where registered users can post documents and receive approval

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Sharing knowledge for a better infection control future

25th of October 2013
Sharing knowledge for a better infection control future

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He reports from the recent Infection Prevention seminar in the UK.

Read it here

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Real people better than robots - say Danish residents

25th of October 2013
Real people better than robots - say Danish residents

ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia, Petra Sjouwerman, reports from Denmark, where elderly residents like real cleaners more than robots.

Elderly residents in Denmark prefer real life cleaners. A recent study has shown that a majority of elderly Danes experienced a considerable reduction in their quality of life by having a robot vacuum instead of a

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