Combating maternal and newborn infections in Ugandan hospitals
Founded in in 1952, Saraya is a Japanese based manufacturer of hygiene and sanitation products. The company strives to contribute to the improvement of sanitation, environment, and health around the world with its hygiene products, including liquid soap and alcohol disinfectant. As a leading manufacturer of healthcare and hygiene products, Saraya has committed to combat bacterial infection rates for mothers and newborns in Ugandan hospitals through the sale and marketing of its locally manufactured hand sanitization product. The company seeks to improve the hand hygiene compliance rate in a number of piloted hospitals from 70% compliance in 2013 to 80% by 2016. Such efforts will help to reduce the incidences of infection, namely post caesarean sepsis and acute diarrhea, and eliminating nosocomial infections in hospitals where Saraya's alcohol base hand products are used.