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This page is here because the wonderful success we're having in ending eczema arose from the work we were doing in preventing infections.

To infection control professionals WHO means the World Health Organisation. Even though that organisation provides excellent advice on preventing infections in hospitals, many thousands of patients still lose their lives through avoidable hospital infections every year.  Since it’s so easy to kill the deadly bacteria, why are those bacteria still killing so many people? Let's mix up some letters. Those deaths would not happen if the organisation called WHO knew the answers on HOW to stop the infections.

Persistent failure to find the appropriate answer to that HOW question has generated huge limiting beliefs about an answer actually existing. I like to rearrange the letters in HOW? to make WHO? Is there a group outside the organisation called WHO who know the right questions and the appropriate answers? Yes; it’s the rest of us.

In hospitals all over the world you’ll find limited human resources and that’s often cited as the reason the infection control professionals can’t prevent the lethal infections. Those professionals utilise all the advice kindly provided by the World Health Organisation, that WHO.

Those professionals rarely seek to utilise the wealth of knowledge and experience lying in their hospital beds; the patients. That’s part of the other WHO.  Ironically that WHO has far more resources than the global organisation and a much broader knowledge-base.

Antagonism often develops between advocates of each WHO as they seek to exclude the other. That’s sad because you can have both if you opt for inclusion. The public want the organisation to deliver health and the organisation wants people to have happiness in their lives.

When you combine the two into one, WHO becomes an incredibly valuable resource based on mutual values. It means infection control professionals then have enormous human resources when they combine scientific advice from the global organisation with suggestions from all their patients who want to share their knowledge and help. WHO then becomes millions of people, some within the organisation and many more outside, all keenly seeking to make healthcare associated infections rare events.

Let’s return to that vital question. Since it’s so easy to kill the deadly bacteria, why are those bacteria still killing so many people? It’s a simple choice. Would you prefer to have the two WHOs in opposition negating each other or would you combine them into a single all-encompassing WHO? The latter is better, isn’t it? Then we can have fun in the confidence of knowing we want to share values by combining the scientific knowledge into the prevention of infections. That balance generates mutual trust in the drive to deliver health and happiness.

It’s pays to be inclusive and that’s the basis of why the Dr Harley name enhances trust. When you genuinely care you’ll find questions for which the answers are out there waiting for you. That becomes a benefit to all.