7th ICAN Congress

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

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 5 December 2018

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and remain confident that...

Second phase of Nigeria’s biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign gets underway

The Government of Nigeria – with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people this year through...

Antibiotic resistance fight is a shared responsibility, says Ghanaian Minister of Health

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, has said everyone, including health workers, must get involved in the antibiotic resistance campaign and urged the public to be...

Federal Government, WHO and partners strategize to tackle antibiotic abuse in Nigeria

As Nigeria observes 2018 World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) with the theme “Think Twice, Seek Advice, “Government has reiterated its commitment to tackle the scourge of...

Uganda Virus Research Institute approved as a regional reference laboratory for Yellow Fever

The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has been certified to perform yellow fever regional reference lab functions in the Arbovirology department that supports yellow fever...

Malaria control campaign launched in Democratic Republic of the Congo to save lives and aid Ebola response

A spike in malaria cases is threatening the health of people in parts of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where health workers are also battling an Ebola...

Ghana launches Sub National Immunization Days (NIDs) against Yellow Fever

The Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF has launched a sub national...

Scoping of clinical documentation and guidance from African countries

ICAN are currently scoping clinical documentation and guidance  from African countries, regions and organization/societies in the following areas: 1. Evidence-based surgical...

New National IPC/WASH Malawian Society

At the conclusion of ICAN's recent WASH training Professor Shaheen Mehtar presented Dr Andrew Likaka, Director of Quality Services Malawian Government with the constitution...

WHO supports cholera vaccination in critical States of the Northwest region

The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting health authorities in Zamfara with the necessary preparation for the implementation of the first Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV)...


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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