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We exist to create better health for everyone through infection prevention education.

Our vision is to be the global leader in infection prevention education for children.

Our mission is to educate a billion children on everyday infection prevention by 2030.

We offer educational resources, training and research that enables lifelong infection prevention learning.

The idea for Germ's Journey came about when microbiologist, Prof. Katie Laird was trying to teach her young son about germs and handwashing and realised that there were very little educational resources available for teaching young children about this topic.

Katie then discussed this idea with Education specialist, Prof. Sarah Younie and the two worked together alongside a multidisciplinary team of experts from a range of areas including: microbiology, education, art and design, and technology to develop unique interactive learning resources for young children.

The aim of 'A Germ's Journey' project is to raise awareness of health hygiene. Through fun and interactive education we are teaching young children the importance of hand-washing for their own health and well-being. Our mission is to make 'A Germ's Journey' educational resources freely available at-the-point-of-access to children, educators and healthcare workers around the world.

We hope you enjoy the Germ’s Journey resources.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Germ's Journey is continuously working to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically targeting:

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

SDG4: Quality Education

SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Some of the things our partners have to say about our project:

Perminder Rupra, Managing Director of Pal International

Having been successfully working with Katie on Infection Control projects we felt that being a corporate sponsor for the latest project would be a great opportunity for us to get involved in a project we really believe in. We will continue to support [the Germ’s Journey] mission, and would like to thank the team at Medilink EM for the invaluable introduction.

Dr. Andrew Kemp PhD (Bio), Principle Scientific Officer and CEO of Q Technologies Group

I was very impressed with A Germ’s Journey, we are pleased to have the opportunity to support the new A Germ’s Journey Around the World. Through our international distributor network, we are aware that culturally relevant resources on the spread of infection and hand hygiene are a much-needed accessible resource.

Peter Harrigan, Founder of Medina Publishing Ltd.

"With the expertise of Dr Laird and Professor Younie, Bye-Bye Germs: Be a Handwashing Superhero! is an essential educational resource that helps children to easily digest the science behind the COVID-19 story. We are delighted to be able to offer special discounts for schools and bookshops"