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Improving Infection Prevention and Control Practices at Health Facilities in Resource-Limited Settings: SIAPS Technical Report

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is essential to reduce the spread of health facility-acquired (nosocomial) infections, including drug-resistant ones.

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program’s goal in global technical assistance in IPC is to reduce the development and spread of nosocomial infections and antimicrobial resistance. This contributes to an improved quality of patient care and safety in public health facilities in resource-constrained countries.

This report summarizes key accomplishments and lessons learned in implementing SIAPS’ approach to improving IPC practices in four countries: South Africa, Namibia, Jordan, and Ethiopia. All activities address SIAPS’s overall objective to build or enhance national and facility capacity to develop, implement, and monitor IPC programs by focusing on the principles of health systems strengthening.

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Strengthening Local Capacity to Establish or Improve Performance of Drug and Therapeutics Committees in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Getahun W., Berrada S., Joshi M.P., Mulongo R., Tuala Tuala R., Shongwe K., Ludman M., Bay N. Strengthening Local Capacity to Establish or Improve Performance of Drug and Therapeutics Committees in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Poster presented at the 75th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress, Dusseldorf, Germany, 29 September to 3 October 2015.


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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Strategies for Preserving Essential Medical Resources

This week, the World Health Assembly will meet to discuss – and likely pass—a global action plan on antimicrobial resistance. The action plan lays out five strategic objectives to promote better understanding of the threat of antimicrobial resistance, and to ensure the proper use and conservation of existing antimicrobials. Antimicrobial stewardship, which comprises interventions designed […]

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Improving Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Cesarean Section in Jordanian Hospitals

About one-third to one-half of all antibiotics used in hospitals is for surgical prophylaxis; however, 30 to 90 percent of this use is inappropriate. The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) recently conducted a study in Jordanian hospitals that provided data on surgical antibiotic prophylaxis practices, including for cesarean section. The study findings indicated that these practices could be improved. In the context of the JFDA’s study findings and recommendations, the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) program, and its follow-on Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS), provided technical assistance to help strengthen practices regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for cesarean sections at three Ministry of Health (MOH) hospitals in Jordan—Prince Hussein Hospital, Prince Faisal Hospital, and Dr. Jameel Al Totanji Hospital.

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Review of the Cesarean-section Antibiotic Prophylaxis Program in Jordan and Workshop on Rational Medicine Use and Infection Control

Amman, Jordan, March 4-8, 2012
Organized by Ministry of Health, Royal Medical Services, and Jordan Food and Drug Administration in collaboration with SPS and SIAPS


Infection Control and ICAT

Overview of Antimicrobial Resistance
Overview of Infection Control and Prevention

Preparations for Hospital IC Self-Assessments
Introduction to the Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAT)

Preventing Transmission of Nosocomial Infections
Principles and Methods of Quality Improvement—Using CQI to improve Infection Control Practices

Gynecological Procedures

Current International Evidence and Recommendations for Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Gynecological Procedures

Rational Medicine Use

Strategies to Improve Medicine Use – Drug and Therapeutics Committees
Strategies to Improve Medicine Use— Medicine Use Evaluation

Identifying Medicine Use Problems—Using Indicator-Based Studies in Health Facilities

Strategies to Improve the Use of Medicines—Standard Treatment Guidelines

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