Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other mammals caused by an ebolavirus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea and rash follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys.

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5th ICAN Conference 2014

The fifth ICAN Conference will be held from 3 to 7 November 2014 at the Meikles Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Distance Learning Course in Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa

Physicians, clinical pharmacists, clinical microbiologists and nurses from all African countries who are already involved in, or are interested in developing antimicrobial stewardship and IPC activities can apply.

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Make Africa Orange

Every year on the 5th May, WHO with the collaboration of states and health-care facilities all around the world, runs an annual campaign for promoting hand hygiene. The slogan is “Save Lives: Clean your Hands”…

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Why be a member of ICAN?

Over the years, ICAN has grown and become the voice of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Africa with an over 290 strong membership.

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There are currently 289 fully paid up members of ICAN from 24 countries. As we grow there are more advantages of being a member.

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Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other mammals caused by an ebolavirus.

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ICAN is involved in several exciting and important joint projects with several prestigious organisations such as the WHO, International Society of Chemotherapy, and ISIS.

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Calendar of Events

Click below to view our calendar events for the year. Please submit any events of relevant interest to ICAN members for us to add to the calender.

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There is an active Education programme in PIC – this working group is headed up by Shaheen Mehtar.

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Meet the Board

The Board has a quarterly newsletter giving updates on projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past quarter.

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ICAN Member Countries

AlgeriaAngolaBeninBotswanaBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadComorosDemocratic Republic of the CongoDjiboutiEgyptEquatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopiaGabonGambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauIvory CoastKenyaLesothoLiberiaLibyaMadagascarMalawiMaliMauritaniaMauritiusMoroccoMozambiqueNamibiaNigeriaRepublic of the CongoRwandaSão Tomé and PríncipeSenegalSeychellesSierra LeoneSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth SudanSudanSwazilandTanzaniaTogoTunisiaUgandaWestern SaharaZambiaZimbabwe