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

On the three-day mission (31 December 2018 - 2 January 2019) to Beni, Butembo and Komanda, Dr Tedros took stock of the outbreak, spent time with affected communities, and personally thanked responders for their dedication. WHO has 380 response staff in North Kivu and Ituri working together with hundreds more from the Ministry of Health and partners. 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.

NRIC meets ICAN survey - final call for participation in survey

Last call for participation in the strategically important survey of African IC information needs conducted by NRIC and ICAN

WHO calls for worldwide use of "smart" syringes

World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new policy on injection safety and a global campaign to help all countries tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections.

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