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MOH to Launch First CICP Infection Control Program
14 September 2021

The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Health Facilities Infection Control General Department, plans to launch the first Certified Infection Control and Prevention (CICP) program, following its approval by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).

This step is a continuation of MOH's efforts to qualify national cadres and enhance their skills in the field of infection control. It ensures that the sector keeps pace with global changes and the quality of infection control services remain improved in all health sectors affiliated with MOH, including health directorates, complexes, and facilities. The program also targets all infection control practitioners in all specialties. Additionally, it covers the basic principles and applied practices, in accordance with the latest global and local standards of management and implementation of all infection control program activities.

An intensive three-month training plan has also been developed, containing daily lectures and practical workshops, under the supervision of experienced specialists in the field of infection control, in accredited and advanced training centers. As a first phase, 15 candidates were selected to join the program. This selection came after a filtration process based on the admission requirements, as well as the needs of each region and governorate. Noteworthy, the total expected number of participants, according to the strategy and development objectives of the program, is 45 trainees a year. 15 trainees will participate in each stage. 

Last Update : 15 September 2021 12:08 PM
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