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WHO Infection Prevention and Control evidence, guidelines and publications

Helpful IP&C Evidence, guidelines and publications from WHO

"Setting standards provided through the development of WHO evidence-based recommendations and operating procedures, helps guide appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) practices. Guidelines give direction on the effective application of IPC programmes, the safe use of invasive devices, the right infrastructure and resources to achieve good IPC standards, including actions such as hand hygiene at the point of care. These guidelines based on systematic reviews, provide practical country examples, and draw together expert consensus.  Developed by WHO they focus on implementation and mean that countries and health facilities can prioritise practical actions for improvement"



Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit Overview (WHO)

WHO's IPC Global Unit is leading a new approach to strengthen national and international capacity, improve practices and behaviour to make health care safer and free from avoidable infections. To support Member States, the team collaborates with others to produce and adapt key strategies, guidelines, tools and other resources, with the vision of protecting the lives of patients and health workers across the world through excellence in IPC.

CMO: we must work together to make our world safer and healthier

England’s Chief Medical Officer and UK Chief Medical Adviser, Professor Dame Sally Davies final report makes clear that by focusing purely on domestic health, we risk failing to control the shifting tide of global threats. Diseases and their determinants do not respect international borders. Ebola, antimicrobial resistance and widening health inequalities are already presenting significant challenges

WHO Director-General concludes New Year visit to Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(31 December 2018 - 2 January 2019) WHO Director-General concludes New Year visit to Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the main challenges are the security environment, pockets of mistrust among affected populations, and poor infection prevention and control in many public and private health facilities. Under the government’s leadership and working collaboratively with UN and NGO partners, WHO is committed to addressing these challenges and ending the outbreak

2019 WHO Global Survey on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Hand Hygiene

This is an invitation to participate in the WHO global survey on the current level of progress of infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes and hand hygiene activities in health care facilities in the context of the annual WHO hand hygiene global campaign (5 May 2019). This survey will be open for four months from 16 January to 16 May 2019.

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