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Infection Control Africa Network

http://www.icanetwork.co.za
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Welcome to ICAN

The Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) was formed in June, 2008 in Accra, Ghana. The idea for its formation was mooted at the Safety Injection Global Network (SIGN) meeting held in Geneva in October 2007. It is a network of persons working in various aspects of infection prevention & control (IPC) in Africa with an aim to establish support for training, operational research and high standards of healthcare practice in healthcare facilities. It currently has representation from 24 African countries and growing steadily.


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About ICAN

It is a network of like minded people working in various aspects of infection prevention & control (IPC) in Africa with an aim to establish support in training, operational research and high standards of healthcare practice in healthcare facilities under one umbrella. Some of us work in Africa yet live abroad; others work and live in Africa, while some Africans work and live abroad but are excited about working in Africa, networking with colleagues in this continent. Currently ICAN has 24 African countries with approximately 110 individual members but once ICAN is established, we hope that many more will join us.

These are, indeed, exciting times. There is a diversity of cultures and traditions which impacts directly or indirectly on IPC practices in Africa. The teaching programmes set up by ICAN will endeavour to take cognisance of these aspects of social life and establish training programmes which will improve standards of IPC both in hospitals and community healthcare facilities. It requires both an understanding of the social conditions and the underlying standards and principles of IPC.

Objectives

ICAN is guided by the following objectives:

  • Identify and support Infection Prevention and Control initiatives
  • Put in place Quality Assurance systems

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ICAN Events

Upcoming Conferences

...to be announced...

Past Conferences

5th ICAN Conference 2014
03 November 2014 to 07 November 2014
Meikles Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe
[ More information: www.icanetwork.co.za ]
3rd IPCAN Conference 2011
31 October 2011 to 03 November 2011
Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino, Windhoek, Namibia
2nd IPCAN Conference - Joint IPCAN / IFIC Conference 2010
29 August 2010 to 01 September 2010
Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
[ Conference Flyer (PDF File) ]
[ Conference Information (PDF File) ]
1st IPCAN Conference - 1st African Congress on Infection Prevention Control 2009
21 September 2009 to 23 September 2009
Speke Resort, Kampala, Uganda

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ICAN Contact

General Enquiries:
Yolanda Gouws
Universiteit Stellenbosch University
PO Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505
Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 938-5054
Facsimile: +27 21 931-5065
E-mail:
Web: www.icanetwork.co.za
Board Members:
Chair: Prof S Mehtar (
Vice Chair & Scientific Committee: Prof O Rasslan (
Secretary: Prof FT Ogunsola (
Treasurer: Dr A Sowande (
Newsletter: Abbie Malambo (