IFIC was formally funded in 1987, when a discussion between IC practitioners around the globe had highlighted the need to have an international gathering of specialists, to exchange knowledge, information, and to offer mutual support. For many years the annual meetings of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK (IPS) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC ) in the US attracted infection control professionals from around the world. These meetings were found to be valuable for making international contacts and ultimately interest developed for formalizing such contacts. As a result of networking between infection control professionals from the UK, the US, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands, an international conference entitled The Role of the Infection Control Nurse in the Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Hospital Associated Infections was held in 1978 at the European office of the World Health Organization in Copenhagen, Denmark.
WHO launched its global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection. These new WHO guidelines are valid for any country and suitable to local adaptations, and take account of the strength of available scientific evidence, the cost and resource implications, and patient values and preferences.
People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterward, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) that aim to save lives, cut costs and arrest the spread of superbugs.
A Postdoctoral Researcher position (available immediately) at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar. Candidate should have a strong experience in systematic review and meta-analysis related to public health. The position is for one year, but renewable for a second year based on performance.