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Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) is one of the main pillars of medical care in all contexts as well as the fight against antibiotic resistance (ABR). The IPC role is to ensure and improve the patients, relatives and medical staff safety and to improve the quality of cares to avoid prolonged hospitalization due to nosocomial infections, but also to avoid the proliferation of bacteria resistant to antibiotics in the countries where MSF works.
In this purpose, it is essential to improve the perception and the importance of hygiene as well as local practice.
Different strategies are implemented:
The IPC specialist should develop a strategy to improve infectious risk management in the project’s health center for example by initiating a change at the system level (availability of appropriate infrastructure and stocks) by monitoring, training and reporting.
Ideally, a local IPC focal point should be trained on all activities to ensure long-term follow-up and implementation