Infection Prevention Network Kenya

Full Name of Society

Infection Prevention Network Kenya

Country of Origin

Kenya

Chairperson / President

Prof. Revathi Gunturu

Description of Society

Infection Prevention Network Kenya was formed in 2009 with a mission to promote patient and health worker safety in the health care setting.
Our objectives as a society are to
1. Raise awareness of IPC issues nationally
2. Educate stakeholders on best IPC practices
3. Provide a forum for regular exchange of information in IPC issues
4. Mentor, train and promote professional development in IPC
5. Offer leadership in emergency preparedness in IPC for emerging and re-emerging diseases.
Currently the society has a total of 198 members drawn from all over the country as well as the region.
– In 2021 IPNET Kenya in partnership with ICAN and the Kenya Ministry of health completed an IPC program focused on Monitoring and Evaluation of IPC training of staff working in 45 primary health care centres in 15 counties in the country.
– IPNET Kenya has played a key role in the development of the Kenya National IPC Policy and guidelines on IPC.
– Currently IPNET together with other partners are running by- weekly webinars on IPC.

Functions and Roles

As part of our objectives, IPNET provides a platform for health workers of different cadres to share their IPC experiences and to learn from each other. This is done through
1. Annual IPNET conferences
2. Webinars on IPC
3. Holding training workshops and providing CMEs

Contact details for Enquiries

ipnetkenya@gmail.com