ICAN / Africa CDC Webinars for Infection Prevention and Control - COVID-19

The ICAN / African CDC has been hosting weekly webinars for IPC professionals to educate and train to support healthcare staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Series 1-4 can be found below

8th ICAN Congress 2021 25-27 November - Register Now!

The ICAN biennial Congress provides a platform throughout Africa for sharing knowledge, experience and best practices in Infection Prevention and Control with the goal of ensuring access to safe and quality healthcare across the continent.

ICAN Infection Prevention Survey 2021!

We are asking all IPC professionals across Africa to take part. This survey will be used to develop ICAN’s future workplan complete with targets and objectives. We need you to help us! You will also have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a years ICAN membership!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

8th ICAN Congress 2021 25-27 November - Register Now!

The ICAN biennial Congress provides a platform throughout Africa for sharing knowledge, experience and best practices in Infection Prevention and Control with the goal of ensuring access to safe and quality healthcare across the continent.

Associated National Infection Prevention Societies

On this page you will find information about other African national Infection Prevention and Control societies.  Each society listed is affilited with ICAN.

Hand Hygiene Day 2021!

Every 5 May, WHO calls for a renewed focus on hand hygiene improvement and sustainability in health care. Health care settings are asked to sign up to the WHO 5 May SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign if not already and to respond to the call to action.

ICAN 4 Africa - Newsfeed

Click here to access the latest news stories from ICAN Africa and other Infection Prevention organisations

Current Outbreaks

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 121 events in the Africa region. This week’s articles cover Visceral Leishmaniasis in Chad, Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and COVID-19 across the WHO African region

8th ICAN Congress 2021 25-27 November - Register Now!

The ICAN biennial Congress provides a platform throughout Africa for sharing knowledge, experience and best practices in Infection Prevention and Control with the goal of ensuring access to safe and quality healthcare across the continent.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

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