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06/11/2015
Source: GOV.UK
How the UK has helped to end Ebola in Sierra Leone and continues to help the country rebuild
03/11/2015
Source: BBC News
More needs to be done to tackle a dual threat of patients having both tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes, global health experts say. A declaration made at a summit in Indonesia warns that the convergence of the two illnesses represents a "looming co-epidemic"
18/10/2015
Source: APIC
Use these tools to help promote an infection prevention/IIPW activity in your healthcare organization or community
15/10/2015
Source: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course, the intention of the course is to stimulate and encourage further inquiry and learning in this important area.
15/10/2015
Source: WHO
Globally, 1 in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations. An estimated 1.5 million children still die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines that already exist.
15/10/2015
Source: GOV.UK
The Stay Well This Winter campaign begins with a national flu vaccination programme for children. This year the programme is being extended to children in school years 1 and 2, and aims to help 3 million children between the ages of 2 and 6.
14/10/2015
Source: WHO
A global call to action for health workers, ministries of health, leaders and patients
06/10/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Antibiotic Guardian is a UK-wide campaign which aims to improve behaviours around antibiotic prescribing and use
06/10/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Counts and rates of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), meticillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection reported by independent sector organisations, with accompanying commentary.
05/10/2015
Source: GOV.UK
Information for health professionals on childhood immunisations.
02/10/2015
Source: WHO
Bacterial infections around the time of childbirth (peripartum infections) account for about one tenth of maternal deaths globally - WHO launches new guidance
01/10/2015
Source: ECDC
ECDC highlights some of the public health concerns and provides options for public health action.
01/10/2015
Source: GOV.UK
A total of 6,520 cases of TB were notified in England in 2014, a decrease on the 7,257 cases reported in 2013.
19/09/2015
Source: BBC News
Urinary tract infections can be treated more quickly using a new DNA sequencing device, according to research
18/09/2015
Source: GOV.UK
An epidemiological update of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa from December 2013 onward