Guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level

January 2017
More details
  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    31st January 2017
  • ISBN 9789241549929
  • Language English
  • Pages 92 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

These new guidelines form a key part of WHO strategies to prevent current and future threats, strengthen health service resilience and help combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

They are intended to support improvement of infection prevention and control (IPC) at the national and facility level, both in public services and private sector.

At the national level, this document provides guidance primarily to policy-makers responsible for the establishment and monitoring of national IPC programs and the delivery of AMR national action plans within ministries of health. At the facility level, the main target audience is facility-level administrators (for example, chief executive officers) and those in charge of planning, developing and implementing local IPC programs.

This document supersedes the Core Components for Infection Prevention and Control Programmes published in 2009.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.