Expert Panel

The Expert Panel, an independant body of global leading Hand Hygiene experts, chaired by Professor Didier Pittet, was appointed to:

  • Review submissions using the WHO Hand Hygiene Self Assessment Framework.
  • Decide on finalists.
  • Perform audits in accordance with the WHO Hand Hygiene Self Assessment Framework, sharing expertise in hand hygiene and providing feedback on positive areas and on points that need further improvement.
  • Decide on winners.

Professor Didier Pittet (Chair)
Infection Control Programme & WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety
University of Geneva Hospitals & Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Lead Adviser, First Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care" and "African Partnerships for Patient Safety" programmes
WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Patricia Ching
Infection Control Specialist
Infection Control & Quality Improvement Department
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

Ms. Glenys Harrington RN, RM
Infection Control Consultant
Infection Control Consultancy (ICC)
Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Moi-Lin Ling
Director, Infection Control Department Singapore General Hospital 
President, Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control

Professor Wing-Hong Seto
Chief Infection Control Officer, Hospital Authority
Senior Consultant Microbiologist & Director
Quality Management, Queen Mary Hospital
WHO Collaborating Centre for Infection Control
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong