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IFIC Newsletter

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International Journal of Infection Control

ijicVol 13, No 2 (2017)

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GIPC Priorities and Call For Action

The Global Infection Prevention and Control (GIPC) Network began meeting again in 2017. Coordinated by WHO, IFIC and many IFIC member societies are members of the GIPC Network, and they collaborated to develop an important commentary that was published in Lancet Global Health in December 2017. “Global infection prevention and control priorities 2018-22: a call for action,” can be accessed here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30427-8.

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

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WHO Global Infection Prevention and Control Priorities Set

Professor Benedetta Allegranzi reports that priorities for 2018/19 will be:

  • IPC capacity building to combat AMR:
    • IPC Core Components assessment & implementation resources
    • Implementation strategies for the IPC guidelines for Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas & Acinetobacter
    • Awareness raising on the role of IPC to combat AMR
    • Country support through collaboration with WCOs & RFPs
  • SSI prevention guidelines implementation strategies & tools, surgical antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines
  • IPC advanced training package
  • Injection safety: support of country campaigns
  • Hand hygiene: 5 May 2018
  • Sepsis: support to the resolution & focus on prevention of sepsis in health care (link with MCH)
  • Global IPC coordination and networking