7th ICAN Congress

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

Supplies, knowledge, and leadership: preventing newborn sepsis through better hand hygiene in Cameroon

Nkwan Jacob Gobte, BNS, MPH, is a nurse and Director of Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP) Banso, and Infection Prevention Supervisor, Cameroon Baptist Health...

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 8 January 2019

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report...

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 27 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. While civil society in...

Ministry of Health urges partners to support government to build sustainable systems to respond disease outbreaks in Uganda

The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has lauded government partners for their support in the current Ebola preparedness response in Uganda and urged them to support the...

Situation Update on the Yellow Fever outbreak in South Sudan

The Yellow Fever outbreak in South Sudan was declared on 29 November 2018 in Sakure payam, Nzara County, Gbudue state. Since the reporting of the outbreak, the Ministry of Health...

Ethiopia launched new guideline for reaching missed tuberculosis cases

The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, the National TB Program in collaboration with WHO and partners conducted a workshop from December 17 to 18, 2018 to launch a new...

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...

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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