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IFIC 2016 Presentations

IFIC 2016 Vienna Congress presentations are now available online for members.

Professor Graham Ayliffe Certificate of Excellence

The IFIC Board established a new, unique prize, recognising the achievements of key individuals around the globe. This will be known as the “Professor Graham Ayliffe Certificate of Excellence”. Professor Ayliffe was a member of IFIC’s first board of trustees. He has a long and distinguished career in medical microbiology and hospital infection control.
The 2016 Certificate of Excellence was awarded to Benedetta Allegranzi.
Benedetta Allegranzi, MD, DTM&H, is a specialist in infectious diseases, tropical medicine, infection prevention and control (IPC) and hospital epidemiology. She currently works at the World Health Organization (WHO) HQ (Service Delivery and Safety department), leading the “Clean Care is Safer Care” programme ( which is the global IPC programme at WHO HQ.

Since 2013, Dr Allegranzi has gathered the title of professor of infectious diseases in the official Italian professorship list and is adjunct professor attached to the Institute of Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland. She closely collaborates with the team at the IPC and WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals (Geneva, Switzerland), as well as with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, John Hopkins University, (Baltimore, USA) for clinical research projects. She is currently involved in the leadership on the WHO Ebola Response in the field of IPC and supervises IPC activities in Sierra Leone and Guinea. She has experience in clinical management of infectious diseases and tropical medicine, and clinical research in healthcare settings in both developing and developed countries. She has thorough skills and experience in training and education. She is the author or coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications, including articles published in high-profile medical journal such as the Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, New England Journal of Medicine and the WHO Bulletin, and six book chapters. In addition to all of this, [...]

Information Resources in Infection Control – latest version online

Information Resources in Infection Control, 8th Edition is now online

IJIC has just published its latest edition : Vol 12, No 4 (2016)

Vol 12, No 4 (2016)
Table of Contents
Original Articles
Knowledge, attitude and tuberculosis infection control practice among healthcare workers in DOTS centres in Lagos, Nigeria
Agantem Emmanuel Ekuma, Ezekiel Sofela Oridota

Measuring readiness for and satisfaction with a hand hygiene e-learning course among healthcare workers in a paediatric oncology centre in Guatemala City
 Miriam Lourdes Gonzalez,  Mario Melgar, Maysam Homsi, Ana Shuler, Federico Antillon-Klussmann, Laura Matheu, Marylin Ramirez, Michael M Grant, Deborah L Lowther, George Relyea, Miguela Ayala Caniza

Short Reports
Analyzing the process of implementing pulsed-xenon ultraviolet light for environmental disinfection
Kazuaki Jindai, Jackson Musuuza, Timothy Hess, Sarah Van Hoof, John Marx, Michelle Schmitz, Nasia Safdar

Fundamental role of educational intervention on improving health care workers' compliance to standard precautions and cleaning of frequently touched surfaces at critical care units
Rasha H. Bassyouni, Ahmed-Ashraf Wegdan, Naglaa A El-Sherbiny

Book Review
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics Manual of Childhood Infections The Blue Book
Smilja Kalenic


March – April 2017 eNewsletter is out

IFIC's eNewsletter Vol.12 Issue 1 March - April 2017 edition is online
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Basic Concepts of Infection Control – Updates and New Chapters

The International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) continues with its aim to provide up-to-date, scientifically sound tools and educational materials that can be used by professionals the world over.
This 3rd 2016 edition of IFIC Basic Concepts of Infection Control builds on its predecessors, enhancing and updating in a scientific way the knowledge required as a foundation on which local policies and procedures can be developed.

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