Handwashing entrance door for reducing healthcare infections – UN

WHO Saves Lives: Clean Your Hands is an annual initiative to support health-care workers to improve hand hygiene, thereby supporting the prevention of often life-threatening infections associated with health care. The campaign aims to galvanize action at the point of care, as well as to demonstrate the world’s commitment to this area of health care. “Sustaining the efforts to improve patient safety requires dedicated action and innovation, both of which are now more crucial than ever,” WHO said. The campaign, which was launched in 2009, asks health facilities and other leaders to show their commitment for and take action on improving hand hygiene in health care.This year’s focus – hand hygiene supports safe surgical care – stresses hand hygiene as part of an infection prevention and control programme in all settings that support surgery, prevent patient infection and reduce an avoidable burden on health systems, WHO said. As of the end of April, a total of 18,739 hospitals and health-care facilities in 176 countries have registered their commitment to hand hygiene as part of the campaign, WHO said. read more

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Sandvik Mining to provide five D25KS drill rigs for Nkomati mine site

first_imgAveng Moolmans, one of Africa’s largest surface mining contractors, has awarded Sandvik the contract to provide five Sandvik D25KS drills to its fleet at Nkomati mine, South Africa,  bringing the total number of Sandvik drills on its various sites to 40. The agreement also includes a service contract, with Sandvik providing on-site training and spare parts.The Sandvik D25KS is a diesel-powered, self-propelled crawler-mounted blasthole drill rig for mining and large-scale quarrying. Known for its compact size and powerful undercarriage, it is a stable and highly-maneuverable surface drill.The D25KS offers a high pressure air compressor for drilling with down-the-hole (DTH) hammers, a two-person cab for training and  operator efficiency, rugged design for durability in continuous drilling operations and an optional external loader that adds flexibility to the hole depth, hole diameter and drilling method.Aveng Moolmans selected Sandvik as its equipment provider based on a 15-year relationship. Additionally, the ease of operation, minimal downtime and ability to transport rigs to other sites attracted Aveng Moolmans to the Sandvik products.Dewald Hatting of Aveng Moolmans said: “We look forward to expanding our Nkomati fleet with Sandvik’s drills. We have trusted Sandvik to provide us with reliable equipment for years, and have successfully used its rigs on our mine sites across Africa.”Sandvik has a wide reach across Africa. It provides drills to all of Aveng Moolmans’ African mines currently in operation, including the Sishen iron ore mine, Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, Klipbankfontein Kolomela iron ore mine, Smaldel coal mine, Sadiola gold mine, Siguiri gold mine, Iduapriem gold mine, Phoenix nickel mine and Langer Heinrich mine.“We are really pleased to have this additional opportunity in South Africa, “ said Ken Stapylton, Vice President for Surface and Exploration Drilling, Sandvik Mining. “It’s a major market with significant mining activity. Our growth in the region depends on great partnerships with customers like Aveng Moolmans.”last_img read more

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