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International Journal of Infection Control

ijicVol 13, No 2 (2017)

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Antibiotic Stewardship!

This year, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) will be 13-19 November. This year’s campaign includes an emphasis on infection prevention and control, and the close connection of these topics.
The infographics for world antibiotic awareness week can now be found at: and at

Also note the following announcements:

  • Launch of the new WHO Guidelines for Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Carbapenemase-producing (CP) Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii during WAAW
  • Presentation on these new guidelines by Professor Lindsay Grayson (Austin Health and University of Melbourne, Australia) on 13 November 2017 at 9 am CET, through Webber Training (
  • Online publication of a Lancet Global Health Commentary on 10 November (midnight GMT), on national and global priorities for IPC, authored by WHO staff, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff and other leading global health experts and informed by the organizations participating in WHO’s Global Infection Prevention and Control Network (GIPCN)

Introduction to the Infection Prevention & Control and Water Sanitation & Hygiene Global Learning Laboratory Learning Pod and Announcement of inaugural webinar

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IPCAT2 Now Available

The WHO Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool version 2 (IPCAT2) has been launched. This tool aims to support national-level assessment of the WHO Guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes and is applicable in all countries. It is an Excel-based tool which enables national actors to undertake a baseline assessment to guide improvement action. Together with an instruction booklet, these new resources can be found here They are alongside the national-level practical manual that was launched earlier this year. Later this year, facility tools will also be made available.

 Launch of the new WHO Guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level