MoH launches National Infection Prevention and Control Strategy

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In collaboration with its agencies, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has launched the National Infection Prevention and Control Strategy in Accra.

Set to be implemented between 2024 and 2028, the strategy aims to prevent, reduce, and control Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) ultimately improving patient safety and health outcomes.

Additionally, it seeks to establish an active integrated Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) program, develop national IPC guidelines, strengthen education and training in IPC, establish a system for HAI and AMR surveillance, and monitor or audit IPC practices with feedback.

In his keynote address, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister for Health, underscored that preventing harm to patients, health workers, and other users from infections in healthcare facilities was crucial for achieving quality care, ensuring patient safety, maintaining health security, and reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Source: Classfmonline.com

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