Clean Care is Safer Care

Infection prevention and control

A new approach has been launched to strengthen national and international capacity, improve practices and change behaviour, to achieve safer, high quality patient care. This work is now being led by a new Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit at WHO.

Health care without avoidable infections. The critical role of infection prevention and control

Request for proposals

  • 28 March 2017

    You are hereby invited to submit a proposal for consultancy for the project “development of a key set of guidance, implementation, and training tools for the implementation of the guidelines on core components for IPC programmes at the national and facility level, particularly in low-resource settings.” Please see the bidding instructions and further information below.
    Deadline: 06 April 2017, 17h00 Geneva time (CEST).

  • 28 March 2017

    The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to carry out the following work: "eLearning package for advanced infection prevention and control training modules". Please see the bidding instructions and further information below.
    Deadline: 11 April 2017, 17h00 Geneva time (CEST).


NEW - Guidelines on core components of infection prevention and control programmes at the national and acute health care facility level




NEW - Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection




  • SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands
    As part of a major global effort to improve hand hygiene in health care, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands annual global campaign was launched in 2009. Every year health facilities and other leaders are asked to show their commitment and take action.
    In 2017 the focus is fight antibiotic resistance: it's in your hands.
  • PROHIBIT - Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention & Training
    PROHIBIT is a project funded by the European Commission and based on a consortium of European institutions coordinated by the University of Geneva, Switzerland (Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety). WHO HQ participated in designing the project and is coordinating the dissemination of the PROHIBIT findings.