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Department of Health: National IPC Strategic Framework

These implementation strategies should be read in conjunction with the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Strategic Framework (2019) to support an IPC programme at health facility level towards reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This manual is aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) Core Component IPC programme1 recommendations and highlights the essentials for developing and improving IPC at health facility level in a systematic, stepwise manner for South Africa. It supports the Framework for the Prevention and Containment of AMR in South African Hospitals (2018).2

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