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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 Infection Prevention and Control Systems in Resource-Limited Settings Using a Self-Assessment and Continuous Quality Improvement Approach

Goredema W, Ntengu M, Briggs J, Alemayehy W, Claassens L, et al. Strengthening infection prevention and control (IPC) systems in resource-limited settings using a self-assessment and continuous quality improvement (CQI) approach. Poster presentation at the 15th International Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control. New Delhi, India.

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