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
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.
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 … Read more
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
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 Presentations: 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 … Read more