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Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) Secretariat

SACIDS Foundation for One Health – tackling infectious diseases

As an inter-institutional network dealing with infectious diseases, SACIDS focuses on both individual and institutional development.
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Implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes worldwide

We spoke with Prof Benedetta Allegranzi at the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out about the importance of implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes to reduce healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and sepsis worldwide.
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The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
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Maintaining high standards of infection prevention and control

Elaine Ross, board member of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) details the key issues around infection prevention and control (IPC) in the UK today
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Genomic Research Laboratory – Staphylococcus aureus infections

Dr Patrice Francois describes the evolution of Staphylococcus aureus and highlights the challenge of managing it in hospitals and healthcare facilities
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Effective prevention and control of infectious diseases

David Partridge from the British Infection Association provides a comprehensive overview of effective infection prevention and control in the UK today
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Health officials pledge to reduce cholera deaths by 90%

Health Officials from across the globe are set to meet in France and pledge to dramatically reduce cholera deaths by 2030
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The unrealised benefits of an ATP cleaning verification system

An ATP cleaning verification system can help ensure cleaning is thorough and effective, saving money and lives in healthcare settings The financial impact of poor cleaning is huge, yet the delivery of this vital underpinning service is not measured at all. By contrast, in almost all other aspects of healthcare,...

Hand hygiene and beyond: Its influence on infection control

Infection control relies on good hand hygiene practices. Martin Easter, General Manager, Hygiena International Ltd explains why it is so important

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