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The Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa - Links to Local Policies

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The Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa was formed from an amalgamation of existing societies representing infectious diseases (Infectious Diseases Society of Southern Africa -IDSSA), sexually transmitted diseases, (Sexually Transmitted Diseases Society of Southern Africa -STDSSA), infection control (Infection Control Society of South Africa -ICSSA) antimicrobial surveillance (National Surveillance Forum NASF) which became the South African Society of Clinical Microbiology (SASCM) in 2009 and travel medicine (The South African Society of Travel Medicine SASTM). The addition of paediatric infectious diseases (Southern African Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases SASPID) in 2008 completes what is now an amalgamation of 6 societies. The societies maintain their individual areas of expertise and identities but share administrative support Antimicrobial Prescribing Western Cape Academic Hospitals Antimicrobial Recommendations 2011 Appropriate use of tigecycline (2010) HIV & STIs Antiretroviral Therapy in Adults & Adolescents (NDOH 2010) HIV in children (NDOH 2010) Management of HIV-Hepatitis B coinfection 2011 Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (NDOH 2010) Sexually Transmitted Infections (NDOH 2009) Infectious Diseases Community-acquired pneumonia in childhood (SATS 2005) Community-acquired pneumonia in adults (SATS 2007) Influenza (SATS 2008) Influenza Healthcare Workers Handbook (NICD 2011) Malaria Prevention (NDOH 2009) Malaria Treatment (NDOH 2009) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS (NDOH 2003) Upper respiratory tract guidelines (IDSSA 2004) Microbiology and Infection Control Carbapenems – Appropriate use (SAMJ 2004) Isolation precautions in hospitals (ICSSA 2001) Nosocomial infections– Prevention & Management (FIDSSA 2005) Guideline for the optimal use of blood cultures (2010) Miscellaneous Management of Snakebite (2010) For more information on the fidssa go to http://www.fidssa.co.za/default.asp
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