Over the past decade, Belgian hospitals have made great efforts in the struggle against healthcare associated infections. Among other things, by participating enthusiastically in the national campaigns for the promotion of hand hygiene. And they succeeded! The number of methicilline resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA infections has steadily decreased over the years (see graphic).
Evolution of MRSA in Belgium (new cases of MRSA per 1000 hospital admissions)
Actions organized by the Belgian hospitals on world hand hygiene day (5th of May) in 2012.