Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care

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Infection prevention and control in health care
* Background
* Key activities
* Information resources
* Related web sites

Goals
* The mission of the WHO Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care initiative is to assist Member States in reducing dissemination of infections associated with healthcare, by assisting with the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of national infection control policies. * The ultimate goal is to assist Member States to endorse quality promotion of health care which is safe for patients, health care workers, others in the health care setting and the environment, and to accomplish these goals in a cost-effective manner. Objectives

* Develop a cross-sectional, multidisciplinary WHO initiative for Prevention and Control of infections associated with healthcare. * Provide support to help prevent spread of infectious diseases through evidence-based infection control measures in health care settings. * Provide support for infection control preparedness and response to public health emergencies of potential international concern. Vision

* The development of a cross-cutting coordinated WHO strategy for infection control in health care is of utmost importance to harmonize and strengthen infection prevention and control in health care for preparedness and response to outbreaks . Such a coordinated strategy would provide a powerful tool to help promote prevention and control of infections associated with healthcare across Member States. * 1

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* Government of Samoa
* NATIONAL INFECTION CONTROL POLICY
* 2011-2016
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* Table of Contents
* Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 3 * Aim of the Policy .................................................................................................................................... 3 * Epidemiological Background of Communicable Disease Patterns in Samoa ........................................... 4 * Key Strategic Areas ................................................................................................................................ 5 * KSA 1: Infection Control Governance & Leadership ................................................................................ 5 * KSA 2: Infection Control Service Delivery ................................................................................................ 7 * KSA 3: Infection Control Finance ........................................................................................................... 10 * KSA 4: Infection Control Information, Education & Awareness ............................................................ 12 * KSA 5: Infection Control Medical Technology & Products ..................................................................... 13 * KSA 6: Infection Control Human Resources/Capacity Building.............................................................. 13 * References ........................................................................................................................................... 14 * Glossary of Terms ................................................................................................................................ 15 * List of Appendices ................................................................................................................................ 17 * 3

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* Introduction
* ‘Infection control is the prevention of spread of micro-organism from patient to patient, staff * member to patient, patient to staff member and staff member to staff member (WHO 2007)’ It * also encompass infections carried by animals to humans. * ‘Infection control refers to all policies, procedures and activities, which aim to prevent or * minimize the risk of...
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