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INFECTION, PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC)

Infection, prevention and control (IPC) is a concrete, evidence-based technique which prevents unnecessary infections from harming individuals and health professionals.

Most of the work performed on infection prevention and control (IPC) remains secret because it avoids problems by their very nature rather than treating them after the fact. Health care-related infections (HAIs) are, however, an ongoing issue that no health agency can choose to neglect.

Efficient and effective IPCs need continuous intervention at all levels of the health system, such as politicians, facility management , health professionals, and others who have access to health care.

In the area of public safety and quality of care, IPC is important as it is widely applicable to each and every healthcare professional and individual in every encounter with health care.

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The defective IPC creates damage and can destroy. It is difficult to maintain high-quality health care delivery without an appropriate IPC.

It is difficult to achieve high standard health care delivery without an efficient IPC.

Many areas of health care, such as hand hygiene, surgical site infections, injection protection, resistant pathogens and how hospitals function during and outside of emergencies, are affected by infection prevention and control (IPC).

For low- and middle-income nations, where health care delivery and clinical hygiene personnel may be adversely affected by secondary infections, IPC support programs are especially relevant.

WHO has developed a range of initiatives and campaigns to assist in this battle, setting guidelines for evidence-based advice and operating procedures and encouraging behaviors that limit preventable infections.

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