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IPC Unit Boosts Health Facilities

13,Sep 2018
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By PRO Unit - MOHS

IPC National Coordinator and team handing over the items to the In-Charge of the Health Centre

In continuous support to health facilities on hygiene and sanitation practice, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Unit of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Monday, September 10, 2018 supported the Dwarzack Community Health Centre with hygiene and sanitation items.

The items include waste bins, veronica buckets, liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, bin liners, infrared thermometers and gloves.

Presenting the items, the National Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Unit, Nanah Sesay Kamara said the items were brought to the centre as a result of a need assessment conducted few days ago by the unit in health facilities in the Western Area.

She informed them that the IPC Unit did quarter three needs assessment in various health facilities and observed major gaps in infection prevention and control, adding that there is need to support these centres to address the gaps.

Madam Nanah Sesay Kamara reiterated that now that they have identified the gaps, the IPC team will remain in the centre to support the IPC Focal and staff in terms of strengthening and reinforcing the message that IPC is expected at each centre and that they should be ready to address it.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Health Centre, the Community Health Officer (CHO) In-Charge, Dwarzack Community Health Centre, Barba Musa expressed thanks and appreciations to the IPC Unit for the timely support to the centre.

He said the gesture came at a time when it was needed most and assured the team that the items will be used for its intended purpose.

Similar support was also done in other health facilities in the Western Area.

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