From Outbreak to ABHR production: Experience from Cameroon

27.09.2019
Presentation given at the 2019 Global Meeting on WASH in health care facilities, held in Livingstone, Zambia (9-11 September 2019).

Environmental Cleaning Collaborative: Best Practices and Implementation Toolkit

27.09.2019
Presentation given at the 2019 Global Meeting on WASH in health care facilities, held in Livingstone, Zambia (9-11 September 2019). This provides an overview of a set of new resources for environmental cleaning, developed by CDC and ICAN.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2017 Kotay AEM 03327 16

26.03.2019
This paper looks at the mechanism of transmission from the wastewater of the sink traps to patients.

Workshop Notes: “Strengthening IPC for mothers and newborns” Workshop

31.08.2018
This report summarizes the "Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control for Mothers and Newborns Workshop", which took place in Washington, DC on June 11-12, 2019.

Ensuring Mother and Child Health at the Hospital with Wash in Health Care Facilities: Focus on Autonomous Chlorine Production in Zambia

28.06.2018
Poster presented and awared with the first prize at 2018 International Tech4Dev Conference, EPFL Lausanne. Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI) pose a significant threat to the health of patients and health care employees in developing countries. Limited resources are available for health facilities: It is estimated that 15% of patients in low-income countries develop one or more infections during a hospital stay, of which water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a contributor (Allegranzi et al., 2011). Infections account for a third of the 3.6 million neonatal deaths each year and for 15% of maternal deaths (Lawn et al., 2010). In 2016 Ministry of Health and UNICEF started a pilot project in 55 Zambian health care facilities implementing basic WASH infrastructures including disinfectant production, waste management and hand washing to effectively prevent diseases. A specific focus was given to mother and child health to reduce burden of disease by autonomous production of sodium hypochlorite, using electrolysis to transform saline solution into disinfectant with WATA technology.

Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

01.05.2018
National guidelines on IPC, taking into account considerations of Ebola.