We are delighted to announce the publication of abstracts from the ICAN Congress 2016 in the journal of Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (Full PDF paper here).

Below is a summary of the publication title, author(s), organisation / facility and publication reference.

Health facilities audit for infection prevention and control practices in Nyandarua County, Kenya
Helen Wangai, Felister Kiberenge
Department of Health Services, Nyandarua County, Kenya; Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A1
 
Prevention of surgical site infections in a low resource setting; experience in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Alex Elobu, Josephat Jombwe, Peter Ongom, Dorah Nakamwa, Alexander Aiken, Benedetta Allegranzi
Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda; London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine, London, UK; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A2
 

Seroprevalence of measles, rubella, varicella-zoster, hepatitis A and hepatitis B virus antibodies in first year medical students in the Western Cape, South Africa
Mpho Sikhosana, Wolgang Preiser, Angela Dramowski, Heather Finlayson, Tonya Esterhuizen
Division of Medical Virology, Stellenbosch University /NHLS, Tygerberg, South Africa; Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa; Biostatistics Unit, Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A3
 

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Cairo University Hospitals (CUH): a success story of surveillance in a resource- limited country
Jehan El Kholy, Mervat Gaber, Dina Mostafa
Cairo University Hospitals (CUH), Cairo, Egypt
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A4
 

 
Prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Fadheela Patel, Shima Abdulgader, Adebayo Shittu, Lemese Ah Tow, Mamadou Kaba
Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A5
 

Health worker TB screening uptake at Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Sekai Lilian Rubayah
Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A6
 
Community knowledge, perception and practice regarding Ebola prevention in FCT, Nigeria
Helen Ngodoo Adamu, ThankGod Emmanuel Onyiche, Magdalene Nanven, Babajide Oluseyi Daini, Samuel Tolulope Ogundare
Department of Epidemiology and Medical statistics, Faculty of Public Health, College of medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo state, Ibadan, Nigeria; Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Borno state, Maiduguri,
Nigeria; Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State, Zaira, Nigeria; Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, 00, Pretoria, South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A7
 

Ebola Virus Disease outbreak: epidemiologic profiles and outcomes among health workers and non-health workers, a retrospective study – Nigeria
Olukemi Olugbade, Ngozi Anayochukwu-Ugwu, Olatunji Badmus, Abisola Oladimeji, Saheed Gidado, Olufemi Ajumobi, Ndadilnasiya Endie Waziri, Patrick Nguku, Adebola Olayinka
Nigeria Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP), Abuja, Nigeria; Airtel Networks Limited, Abuja, Nigeria
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A8
 
Ebola Virus Disease in healthcare settings; implications for infection control – Nigeria
Olukemi Olugbade, Ngozi Anayochukwu-Ugwu, Abisola Oladimeji, Olufemi Ajumobi, Saheed Gidado, Ndadilnasiya Endee Waziri, Patrick Nguku, Adebola Olayinka
Nigeria Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP), Abuja, Nigeria
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A9
 

Carbapenem resistance expressed by Gram-negative bacilli isolated from a cohort of Libyan patients
Mohamed Shallouf, Pedro MDS Abrantes, Charlene WJ Africa
Microbial Endogenous Infections (MEnIS) Research Laboratories, Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X, Bellville , South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A10
 

High risk occupational groups and covariates for tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Lesotho
Eltony Mugomeri, Bisrat Bekele, Charles Maibvise, Clemence Tarirai
National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho; University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland; Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A11
 

Large focus of community acquired Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli in North Central Nigeria and associated risk factors
Kenneth I Onyedibe, Emmanuel O Shobowale, Mark O Okolo, Nathan Y Shehu
Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria; Babcock University, Ikenne, Nigeria
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A12
 

Renovations for reducing airborne infections in OPD/OI Clinics – the Zimbabwe Infection Prevention Control Program (ZIPCOP)
Rita Pike, Shelter Nyauzame, Cynthia Chasokela, Valerie Jean Robertson, Tendai Jubenkanda, Wilson. Mashange, Junior Mutsvangwa, Gladys Dube, Rose Katumba, Alethea Mashamba, Anna. Maruta, Shirish Balachandra
Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe; Ministry of Health and Child Care, Harare, Zimbabwe; University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Harare, Zimbabwe
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A13
 

Promoting safe injection practices in injections and treatment rooms of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS): case study of Etougebe Baptist Hospital
Yaounde (EBHY) Kongnyu Emmanuel, Nkwan Jacob, Gideon Wiysinyuy Etougebe
Baptist Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon; Baptist Training School for Health Personel Banso, Yaounde, Cameroon; Etouge Baptist Hospital , Yaounde, Cameroon
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A14
 

Introduction of multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy in  hospitals in Sierra Leone
Buyiswa Lizzie Sithole, Boniface Hakizimana, Christiana Kallon
World Health Organization, Freetown, Sierra Leone; Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A15
 

The use of different screening methods to determine Isoniazid Preventative Therapy (IPT) eligibility among HIV infected patients at a referral hospital in Western Kenya
Barbara Burmen
Kenya Medical Research Institute Center for Global Health Research, Nairobi, Kenya
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A16
 

Improvement of biosafety through innovation practices at Lodwar County and Referral Hospital Laboratory, Kenya
James Marcomic Maragia
Lodwar county and referral hospital, Lodwar, Kenya
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A17
 

Rare Fungal Species Isolated from The Oral Mucosa Of Libyan Diabetic Patients
Mustafa Esmaio, Pedro Abrantes, Charlene Africa
University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A18
 

Compliance with infection prevention and control practices in six pilot public hospitals in Mozambique
Rafael Joaquim
Maputo Central Hospital, Maputo, Mozambique
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A19
 

Genetic diversity in drug resistant clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis circulating within Ndola district; a high HIV prevalence district of Zambia
Namaunga K Chisompola, , Elizabeth M Streicher, Rob M Warren, Samantha L Sampson
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa; School of Medicine, Department of Basic Sciences, Copperbelt University, Ndola, Zambia
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A20
 

Chlorine inactivation of Salmonella Spp. recovered from selected wastewater treatment plants in Eastern Cape, South Africa
Mojisola Christiana Owoseni, Anthony Okoh
University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A21
 

Assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and infection, prevention and control conditions in six healthcare facilities in Western Uganda
Habib Yakubu, Katharine Robb, Constance Bwire, Richard Mugambe, James Michiel, Joanne McGriff, Christine Moe
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Atlanta, GA, USA; Care International in Uganda, Kampala, Uganda; Makerere University School of Public Health, Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Kampala, Uganda
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A22
 

Hand hygiene quality improvement project at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Jane Ngivu
Infection Control Coordinator, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A23
 

Indiscriminate use of antimicrobials: A call for the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programme
Olanrewaju Jimoh, Oluwafemi T. Ige, Zainab L Tanko, Abdulmumin K. Mohammed, Victoria Aganabor, Busayo O. Olayinka, Abdulrasul Ibrahim, Joy O. Daniel, Adebola T. Olayinka
Department of Medical Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University /Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria; Department of Medical Microbiology, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria; Department of Nursing services, Ahmadu Bello University /Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria; Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kenya
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A24
 

Infection control is an essential part of antimicrobial stewardship in an ICU
Joan Rout, Petra Brysiewicz
Hillcrest Private Hospital, Durban, South Africa; School of Nursing and
Public Health College of Health Sciences University of KwaZulu-Natal,
Durban, South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A25
 

SSI-Bundle: making a difference by implementing two evidence based elements for all Caesarean cases
Yolanda Van Zyl; Shereen Arontjies
Paarl Hospital, Western Cape, Paarl, South Africa
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A26