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 450 strong membership.

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ICAN Congress 2018

Coming soon!  Information about ICAN 2018 Conference!

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There are currently 450 fully paid up members of ICAN from 31 countries. As we grow there are more advantages of being a member.

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Current Outbreaks

Here you will find information about current outbreaks of infection across Africa

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ICAN is involved in several exciting and important joint projects with organisations such as the WHO, CDC, International Society of Infectious Disease (ISID) and OASIS.

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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