7th ICAN Congress

The 7th ICAN Congress has now concluded, click here to read more!

East African Countries intensify collaboration and Preparedness as Ebola Outbreak Continues in DRC

The on-going Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to intensified cross-border collaboration among East African countries on...

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new Center for Disease Control resource Core Elements of Human Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Resource-Limited Settings:...

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 10: 9 October 2018

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be closely monitored, with the Ministry of Health (MoH),...

ICAN 2018 Survey Now Live!

In both 2016 and 2017 ICAN conducted a short survey regarding infection control provision in healthcare facilities in Africa. Since this survey we have experienced one of the...

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 08: 25 September 2018

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be closely monitored, with the Ministry of Health...

Dr Yogandree Ramsamy awarded 2018 Institute Mérieux-ICAN Young Investigator Award

UKZN PhD student, Dr Yogandree Ramsamy, was recently awarded the 2018 Institute Mérieux-ICAN Young Investigator Award in recognition of her research into Antimicrobial resistance...

Countries from IGAD team up to end polio: Plan to vaccinate about six million under five children

Four countries from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) signed a communique on polio eradication in Garissa, Kenya on 14th September 2018. The communique...

Uganda Prepares to Vaccinate against Ebola in Case the Virus Strikes the Country

As Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities intensify in Uganda, the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) is making arrangements to...

WHO is scaling up response to a fast-moving cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe’s capital

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response to an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe, which is expanding quickly in Harare, the country’s capital with a...

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 07: 18 September 2018

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be closely monitored, with the Ministry of Health, WHO and...

ICAN ECHO Project

The Infection Control Africa Network is now part of the worldwide ECHO project in partnership with the University of New Mexico in USA.

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