May 5 is celebrated as World Hand Hygiene Day every year. This year, the Association for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases (BUHASDER) carried out various activities in different regions of the country in order to raise awareness about the importance of Hand Hygiene for the prevention of infectious diseases.
Students of Dokuz Eylül University Nursing Department, who are also members of BUHASDER, built a hand hygiene booth at the entrance of Konak Kemeraltı Bazaar, a very crowded tourist location in Izmir. In the booth, the students distributed a questionnaire to people in order to assess their hygiene awareness. In addition, they handed an informative brochure and a soap as a gift to each participant.