How the UK has helped to end Ebola in Sierra Leone and continues to help the country rebuild
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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"
Use these tools to help promote an infection prevention/IIPW activity in your healthcare organization or community
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.
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.
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.
A global call to action for health workers, ministries of health, leaders and patients
Antibiotic Guardian is a UK-wide campaign which aims to improve behaviours around antibiotic prescribing and use
MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection: annual data for independent sector healthcare organisations
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.
Information for health professionals on childhood immunisations.
Bacterial infections around the time of childbirth (peripartum infections) account for about one tenth of maternal deaths globally - WHO launches new guidance
A total of 6,520 cases of TB were notified in England in 2014, a decrease on the 7,257 cases reported in 2013.
ECDC highlights some of the public health concerns and provides options for public health action.
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Urinary tract infections can be treated more quickly using a new DNA sequencing device, according to research
An epidemiological update of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa from December 2013 onward