BMJ Glob Health: Creation of a national infection prevention and control programme in Sierra Leone, 2015 (3)

9 August, 2019

How can we have a successful national infection prevention and control programme when (in some countries) we do not have a national surgical, obstetric and anaesthesia programmes and also adequate overall clinical and public health medicine infectious disease control programs? Silo apporach on AMR?

This vertical approach to infection control and AMR is creating time and energy and resource wasting management process of strategic plan development in many countries. What is required is support for effective and efficient clinical and public health medicine reagrds infectious disease service delivery as part of stregthening national health services.

HIFA profile: Shiva Murugasampillay is the Director at Global Public Health in Switzerland. Professional interests: Global Public Health, Disease control, elimination and eradication, Primary Health Care, and District Health Systems. shivapublichealth AT gmail.com