During the visit of the RKI PASQUALE members, workshops on hand hygiene training for health personnel were led by a national expert in infection prevention and control (IPC), Ms Cissé. She sensitised health workers to the fundamental importance of infection prevention and hand hygiene in health care. The workshops trained health workers employed at the Faranah regional hospital and surrounding health centers. A total of 120 people were trained in four intensive workshops.
In addition to capacity building, access to alcohol-based hand rub was assured to the surrounding health centers. This solution is produced locally by Faranah Regional Hospital staff and is a key element in the sustainability of IPC efforts. This is an important step that will contribute to reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections in the region. The roll-out of HR to the health centers were accompanied by a fact-finding mission to the health centers to exchange ideas on IPC in the primary health care setting.
Date: April 2022