Health Days 2021

International Infection Prevention Week

​Introduction:

Millions of infection prevention and control professionals across the world will join in activities commemorating International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) from October 17-23 this year, highlighting the importance of focusing on infection control activities and applying them in health care centers to prevent infection transmission.
Facts:
  • 1 in 10 patients get an infection while receiving care.
  • Effective infection prevention reduces health care-associated infections by 30%.
  • Patient has the right to inquire about the health facilities' infection prevention methods and ask healthcare providers to clean their hands.
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness of the importance of infection control in health facilities. 
  • Improving behavior and achieving safer and higher-quality healthcare practices.
  • Engaging healthcare workers in clean care prevention of infection.
Globally: October 17th-23rd, 2021
Locally: Rabiʽ al-Awwal 11th-17th, 1443H

Theme:
(Make Your Intention Infection Prevention)

References:
MOH, World Health Days


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