Patient safety

Bamako, Mali - HUG, Switzerland

CHU Hospital Gabriel Touré, Bamako, Mali, is partnering with the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), Switzerland.

CHU Hospital Gabriel Touré, is a 367 bed, tertiary level teaching hospital which also acts as a national referral hospital. It employs 622 staff, including 114 doctors and 249 nurses, who provide a wide range of services including emergency, intensive care, surgery and outpatient services. It has an annual admissions rate of about 16,500 patients and serves 2 million patients in the direct community and 12 million in total across the wider region.

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) is a public, university hospital with 2200 beds, serving Geneva and its surrounding population (approximately 800,000). It employs almost 8,500 staff of whom 1,500 are medical doctors and other academics. One of the priorities of the hospital in its 2006-2010 Strategic Plan is to maintain the “spirit of Geneva”, by emphasizing Geneva’s role within Switzerland’s renowned commitment to humanitarian work. The hospital has pioneered work on infection control and hand hygiene and been at the forefront of the most significant changes in hand hygiene practices, the systematic use of alcohol-based handrubs as the new standard of care as part of a multimodal strategy to improve hand hygiene in health care.