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 … Read more
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.
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 … Read more