According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day focuses on the theme ‘Seconds SAVE LIVES – Clean Your Hands!’ This important topic highlights the life-saving importance of clean hands and aims to improve hygiene standards globally. To contribute to this work and support hand hygiene compliance among healthcare professionals, Tork, an Essity brand, made the award-winning Tork VR Clean Hands Training available on any device. This means that healthcare professionals can train hand hygiene routines anywhere, at any time.

A study shows that eight out of ten healthcare professionals would like to improve their hand hygiene compliance.* But traditional forms of hand hygiene training are often perceived as uninspiring. Tork VR Clean Hands Training invites users into a digital world where they can interact with and train on the WHO’s ‘5 Moments of Hand Hygiene’ in a realistic environment.

“Hand hygiene has always been important within healthcare, and the recent pandemic has made it only more so. Healthcare professionals are doing tremendous work to secure hand hygiene compliance to protect their patients and themselves, but at the same time they are looking for ways to improve. By making the Tork [VR] Clean Hands Training available on desktop and other platforms, we can make hand hygiene happen by empowering healthcare professionals to train when and where they want”, says Tom Bergin, Marketing Director – Healthcare, Essity Professional Hygiene.

Tork VR Clean Hands Training, which was a category winner at last year’s Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards, has been developed in collaboration with behavioural scientists, world-leading experts in hand hygiene from the Infection Control Programme at the University of Geneva, hospitals and Faculty of Medicine Geneva, Switzerland, and university hospitals around the world to make it intuitive and efficient as a learning tool.

The addition of a desktop version makes finding time for and being involved in performing hand hygiene training much easier. As part of making the innovative hand hygiene training more accessible for healthcare professionals, the training will be available in seven languages including English, German, Polish, Dutch, French, Spanish and Arabic.

We are proud to make our hand hygiene training more accessible for healthcare professionals. Hand hygiene is an important subject and improvements have the potential to save lives. Tork supplies high-quality sanitiser systems suitable for use in a demanding hygiene environment. Tork sanitiser dispensers are compatible with care routines, are fast and easy to refill. The flexible assortment suits your needs”, added Bergin.

To learn more about our sanitiser assortment, or to access Tork VR Clean Hands Training, visit or email us at:

*Source: Survey among 1017 healthcare professionals in five markets: United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and Poland. The survey was conducted between 23 November to 7 December 2018 by United Minds on behalf of Tork and in collaboration with the panel provider CINT.