Hand hygiene in the control of Ebola and health system strengthening
Infection prevention and control recovery plans and implementation - Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone inter-country meeting
20-22 July 2015 -- Monrovia hosts a three-country expert meeting with the overall aim of sharing experiences on infection prevention and control practices and water and sanitation hygiene in the Ebola-affected countries, as well as future plans for recovery and implementation. A meeting report will follow.
WHO aims to highlights a number of key messages and documents on hand hygiene in the prevention of Ebola Virus Disease, including stories from the field. Many of the existing WHO hand hygiene improvement tools are also relevant in Ebola response and recovery including a guide to local production of alcohol-based handrub instructions as part of the WHO recommendation for a multimodal infection prevention improvement strategy.
Local production of WHO-recommended alcohol-based handrubs: feasibility, advantages, barriers and costs (WHO Bulletin)
Local production of alcohol based hand rub in African hospitals
- Sierra Leone and Liberia Ministries of Health signed a pledge to prevent health care-associated infection on 5 May 2015
Stories from the field
An image of Guinea, more than a year after the Ebola outbreak started
Thanks to Dr Joyce Hightower for submitting this story from Guinea.
A Swiss led project to support local production of alcohol-based handrub in Ebola affected countries
Thanks to Dr Olivier Hagon, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève.
Hand hygiene and infection prevention and control in Mali 2014-2015 – lessons from the past help to stop an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak
Thanks to Dr JP Ngandu-Mbanga for submitting this story from Mali.