Infection control and prevention

Improving Infection Control through Hand Hygiene at Tygerberg Academic Hospital

Problem: Tygerberg is an academic hospital linked to the University of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It has a well established infection prevention and control (IPC) team led by the head of the department of...

Improving Pharmaceutical Service in the Primary Healthcare Sector Through the Training of Pharmacist Assistants

Problem: South Africa (SA) has 5.63 million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), 0.4 – 0.59million estimated TB cases reported per annum (according to the SA National Strategic plan 2012) 1 and 800 HIV related deaths per day. In order to...

Improve the Competencies of Health Workers through Training and Resources for Continuing Education

Problem: AlKarak Public Hospital (KPH) is a government health facility in AlKarak Governorate, and serves as educational hospital and referral point for the region population, and it serves more than 240,000 people. As of December 2011,...

Promotion of Quality and Safety of Healthcare in Egypt by Implementing a Pilot Surveillance Program for Hospital-acquired infections

Problem: Developing countries have high rates of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) due to an increase of invasive medical devices and procedures in intensive care units (ICUs) without the necessary infection control measures...

Simple, Low-Cost Measures at the National Institute of Child Health’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Lima, Peru, Decrease Health Care-Associated Infections

Problem: Pediatric sepsis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In the developing world, where hospitalized children have become more dependent on invasive technologies associated with increased risk of infection, sepsis-...

Championing Performance Standards to Increase Family Planning Use by Women after Postabortion Care at a Guinea Clinic

Problem: In 2007, an evaluation of postabortion care (PAC) services in Guinea found that despite reported routine provision of family planning counseling by providers after PAC, the proportion of women who left a health facility with a...

Injection Safety in Namibia

Problem: Based on assessments conducted in Namibia in 2004, the average number of injections prescribed per person per year was 11.2. The injections were prescribed and administered by 73% of health care workers (HCWs) interviewed, and...

Improvement of infection prevention standards compliance at Tikur Anbessa Hospital- a quality improvement project

Problem: Addis Ababa university has a university hospital, namely Tikur Anbessa, where emergency department was established 2 years ago for service delivery and academic programmes.The university specifically the medical school has...