Received: 11 October 2019
Accepted: 17 December 2019
First Online: 30 December 2019
Change Date: 31 January 2020
Change Type: Correction
Change Details: The original article  contained a misspelling in author, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues’s name which has since been corrected.
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: Didier Pittet has received funding from the European Commission and National Science Foundation for several research and clinical studies, and works with the WHO in the context of the WHO initiative Private Organizations for Patient Safety (POPS)-Hand Hygiene. The aim of this WHO initiative is to harness industry strengths to align and improve implementation of WHO recommendations for hand hygiene in health care in different parts of the world, including in least developed countries. In this instance, companies/industry with a focus on hand hygiene and infection control related advancement have the specific aim of improving access to affordable hand hygiene products as well as through education and research. Marcela Hernández-de Mezerville was supported financially by Aesculap Academy to attend the TTT in Mexico and Spain. All other listed authors declare no financial support, grants, financial interests or consultancy that could lead to conflicts of interest.