THEME: Implementing Infection prevention and control (IPC) practices for a safer world


  1. - Leadership and governance in IPC

    1. IPC policy and guidelines
    2. Legal and regulatory framework
    3. Ethical issues in IPC
    4. Leadership and oversight of IPC
  2. - IPC Education and communication

    1. Training in IPC
    2. Capacity building
    3. Community sensitization and awareness on IPC
  3. - IPC in the community

    1. Waste management in community and mobile healthcare settings
    2. Handling of bodies and human tissue in community
    3. Role of the public in IPC
    4. Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    5. IPC in procedures done in community: circumcision, delivery, tattooing, uvulectomy
  4. - IPC in disaster preparedness and outbreak response

    1. IPC in catastrophic settings
    2. IPC in Emergency mass casualty situations
    3. Kenya’s disaster preparedness and response systems
    4. Disease outbreak preparedness and response
  5. - Quality Management Systems (QMS) in IPC

    1. IPC audits
    2. Internal and external validation
    3. IPC in accreditation
  6. - Sterilization, Disinfection and Hand Hygiene

    1. IPC in Instrument reprocessing units-CSSD/TSSU
    2. IPC in Patient laundry units
  7. - Antimicrobial stewardship

  8. - Blood safety, Hepatitis and other blood borne pathogens

  9. - TB and Respiratory Infections

  10. - Surveillance of HAIs

  11. - Environmental cleaning and Healthcare Waste Management

  12. - Immunization

  13. - Occupational health and safety; Bio safety and bio security in healthcare

  14. - Emerging and re-emerging infections

    1. Hemorrhagic viral diseases
    2. Influenza
    3. MDR-TB
    4. Others
  15. - New approaches and technological advancements in IPC

  16. - Infrastructure, facility design and equipment for IPC

  17. - IPC in veterinary and other non-medical settings

    1. IPC in special units
    2. IPC in medical units, child care Settings, geriatric Units, HIV care settings
    3. IPC in dental units, surgical units, operating theatres, renal dialysis and endoscopy units
    4. IPC in Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Burns Unit/Ward
    5. IPC and food safety
    6. IPC in the laboratory
    7. IPC in mortuary settings
    8. IPC reproductive health and safe motherhood


  1. Ebola
  2. Antimicrobial stewardship
  3. Biosafety and Biosecurity and Occupational safety and health
  4. Global health security

31st August 2015
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