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Personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to play an integral role in prevention of transmission of infection in the healthcare setting. This study aims to assess knowledge related to use of PPE during communicable diseases among health care provides; and to determine the relationship between health care providers knowledge, practice and their demographic data. Methodology: A descriptive study design using a convenience random sample of (N=200) health workers. According to the Babylon Health Directorate, this sample is distributed throughout two hospitals (Hill and Marjan teaching Hospital). The questionnaire includes a total of 20 knowledge objects and 25 practice items. Data were gathered using the self-report questionnaire and analyzed through the used the descriptive and inferential statistical method. Results: Recent findings indicate that overall (71%) of health care providers were good knowledge. The educational attainment and workplace have been relationship with knowledge at p-value <0.05. Conclusion: Health care providers by the overall, knowledge were satisfactory knowledge towards the used PPE during communicable diseases. The knowledge affected by education level and workplace. More years of experience in training the staff on infection control by local officials help raising professionals’ health workers knowledge and practice. Provide the health resources and exploiting young energies of nurses which indeed helps to develop their knowledge and practice.