Infection prevention and control

News and events

Effective infection prevention and control (IPC) requires constant action and coordination at all levels of the health system, from policy-makers to facility managers, health workers and those who access the health services. Although often hidden from public attention, the endemic, ongoing problem of health care-associated infections (HAIs) is very real and no institution or country can afford to ignore it. WHO has demonstrated that communication and information-sharing are huge steps leading to taking action in the approach to HAI prevention. One easy way to be informed is to read on WHO IPC news, meetings and events information.

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Meetings and events

  • 9 August 2017

    Request for proposals

    You are hereby invited to submit a proposal for consultancy to support the technical work of the Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit and the Universal Health Coverage and Quality units in the Service Delivery and Safety Department. Please see bidding instructions and information below.
    Deadline: 30 August 2017, 17h00 CEST.

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Infection prevention and control global unit
Service Delivery and Safety
World Health Organization
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