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Theme: The value of infection prevention and control for communicable diseases in community and health care settings

  1. Performance and uptake of infection prevention and control
  2. Health care-associated infection and economic cost
  3. Current strategy, response and challenges to communicable diseases
  4. Fighting threat from Antimicrobial Resistance
  5. Public heath investment in infection control
  6. Infection prevention and control within laboratory environment
  7. New strategies in IPC leadership and governance

Objectives of the conference

The Conference will provide the opportunity to consider ways:

  • To determine the uptake and performance of IPC
  • To assess current trend and response to communicable diseases
  • To determine the global threat from and fight against antimicrobial resistance
  • To examine the resource and investment in IPC and AMR
  • To determine new strategies in IPC leadership and governance
  • To evaluate IPC practice within laboratory settings
  • To explore the economic cost and need for investment in developing IPCs policy

Themes broken into sub-themes

  1. IPC uptake and performance
    1. Increasing uptake and effectiveness of IPC at facility and community level
    2. Hospital infection control: challenges and opportunities
    3. IPC priority policy
  2. Health care-associated infection(HAIs)
    1. Magnitude of HAIs in Kenya and beyond
    2. Economic cost and burden of HAI
    3. HAI policy
  3. Current strategy, response and challenges to communicable diseases (CDs)
    1. Current trend and effort towards CDs
    2. Practical approach and response to CDs prevention
    3. Burden and challenges to the fight against CDs
  4. Fighting threat from Antimicrobial Resistance
    1. AMR threat to global health
    2. Action plan to fight AMR
    3. Resource allocation for AMR
    4. Antibiotic Policy
  5. Public heath investment in infection control
    1. Resource mobilization and investment in IPC
    2. Resource mobilization and investment in AMR
    3. Resource mobilization and investment in CDs
  6. Infection prevention and control within laboratory environment
    1. Biosafety/Biosecurity
    2. IPC in laboratory settings
  7. New strategies in IPC leadership and governance
    1. New IPC leadership strategies
    2. IPC policy and governance at national and county level
    3. IPC committees
  8. Other IPC topics
    1. IPC Education and communication
    2. IPC in the community
    3. IPC in disaster preparedness and outbreak response
    4. Quality Management Systems (QMS) in IPC
    5. Sterilization, Disinfection and Hand Hygiene
    6. Blood safety, Hepatitis and other blood borne pathogens
    7. TB and Respiratory Infections
    8. Surveillance of HAIs
    9. Environmental cleaning and Healthcare Waste Management
    10. Immunization
    11. Occupational health and safety
    12. Emerging and re-emerging infections
    13. New approaches and technological advancements in IPC
    14. Infrastructure, facility design and equipment for IPC
    15. IPC in veterinary and other non-medical settings
    16. IPC in special units including laboratory, reproductive health, HIV clinics and others
    17. Prevention of fecal-oral transmission
    18. Cholera

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