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27/03/2019
To coincide with World Hand Hygiene on 5 May, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is hosting a week of action to help raise awareness of when gloves should and shouldn't be worn and how to protect the skin on your hands
27/03/2019
Source: Infection Prevention Society (IPS)
Infection Prevention 2019 on Sunday 22 – Tuesday 24 September at the ACC in Liverpool is now open for delegate registration and abstract submissions
20/03/2019
Source: WHO
The Government of Cabo Verde and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa will jointly host The Second WHO Africa Health Forum on the theme : Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see. The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 - 28 March 2019.
07/03/2019
Source: GOV.UK
Mid-season flu vaccine effectiveness data - published in Eurosurveillance - shows good protection against the circulating strain
07/03/2019
Source: GOV.UK
The latest report by Public Health England (PHE) shows that 6,316 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2018, compared to an average of 6,680 for the same period over the last 5 years
22/02/2019
Source: WHO
In collaboration with local health authorities, WHO and UNICEF have concluded a nationwide measles and rubella vaccination campaign in Yemen reaching more than 11.6 million (90%) children aged 6 months–16 years across the country.
22/02/2019
Source: WHO
Each year, WHO commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. The theme of World TB Day 2019 - ‘It’s time’ – puts the accent on the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders to: - scale up access to prevention and treatment; - build accountability; - ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for research; - promote an end to stigma and discrimination, and - promote an equitable, rights-based and people-centered TB response.
22/02/2019
Source: WHO
This campaign aims to help people better understand what universal health coverage means – what services and support should be available and where
14/02/2019
Source: GOV.UK
National report summarising laboratory surveillance of norovirus and rotavirus, including norovirus activity in prisons
14/02/2019
Source: WHO
8 February 2019, Brazzaville – With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease.
14/02/2019
Source: WHO
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (Africa) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: Lassa fever in Guinea Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Measles in Madagascar Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.
08/02/2019
Source: WHO
This is a 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. Any acute health care facility around the world can participate and this participation is entirely voluntary, the objectives of this survey are:- - To encourage and support local assessments of IPC and hand hygiene activities using standardized and validated tools, in the context of the regular work of the IPC teams/committees and the development of local improvement plans. - To gather a situational analysis on the level of progress of current IPC and hand hygiene activities around the world and inform future efforts and resource use improvement.
08/02/2019
Source: GOV.UK
The plans outline the UK's contribution to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in health, animals, the environment and the food chain
31/01/2019
Source: GOV.UK
The latest Public Health England (PHE) report published at 2pm today, Thursday 24 January 2019, shows that seasonal flu continues to circulate across the UK, with early signs that activity is starting to peak. GP consultations with flu-like illness and intensive care admission rates remain at similar levels to last week (19.6 from 19.2 per 100,000 in England and 0.54 from 0.55 per 100,000 respectively), while there has been a slight increase in hospital admissions rates from 4.8 to 5.04 per 100,000. The report also shows that in week 3, 2019 no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death has been seen yet overall or by age group in England this season.
31/01/2019
Source: GOV.UK
A joint report on antibiotic use in animals and humans and antibiotic resistance in the UK between 2013 and 2017 The second UK One-Health Report is a cross-government initiative that brings together UK data (2013-2017), on antibiotic resistance in key bacteria that are common to animals and humans, and isolated in meat at retail. The report also includes details on amount of antibiotics sold for use in animals and antibiotics prescribed to humans.