Management for health services delivery

Management of health facilities: Hospitals

Infection control

  • Preventing Nosocomial Infections
    Chapter from Infection Prevention Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities with Limited Resources, 2003, JHPIEGO
    Nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections are an important focus of infection prevention in all countries, but in developing countries they are a major cause of preventable disease and death.
    (6 pages, pdf 55kb)
  • Nosocomial Infection Programme: Rapid Evaluation Guide
    2005, WHO WHO Regional Office for the Americas
    Provides suggested checklists to evaluate the hospital programme to control infection that occurs during or as a result of hospitalization, and was not present or incubating at the time of patient admission.
    (20 pages, pdf 392kb)
  • Guidelines on Prevention and Control of Hospital Associated Infections
    2002, WHO Regional Office for South East Asia
    Magnitude of the problem; responsibilities: administration, microbiology and the infection control team; environment, sterilization and disinfection; standards and precautions; types of infections; surveillance; data collection and analysis
    (62 pages, pdf 176kb)
  • National Guidelines for Infection Control
    2006, Ministry of Health, Pakistan
    Use of national standards; responsibilities of the infection control team; standard practices: hand washing, protective barriers, sharps disposal, wastes disposal; patient contact precautions; laundry; processing of instruments and equipment; diagrams and standards provided.
    (49 pages, pdf 530kb)
  • Hospital Standards: Infection Prevention
    pdf, 120kb

    2006, Ministry of Health, Afghanistan and USAID
    Covers: patient education, food service; laundry and waste management
    (29 pages)