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Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa

Welcome by the president of ICAN Professor Shaheen Mehtar
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Welcome to this exciting collaboration between the Infection Control Africa Network and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. I’m Shaheen Mehtar, the current chair of the Infection Control Africa Network, and we are very excited to be part of this project. ICAN is the largest organisation related to infection prevention in Africa, and we have got a platform that extends across the continent from Cape to Cairo. Infection prevention, as you well know, is an essential part of antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance containment. To this end, we are developing a MOOC, which is from Africa, by Africans, and will be aimed at African programmes.
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It will include issues around low to middle income countries, the use of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship, and also address issues that are specific to our continent. I hope you enjoy it, and you find it an exciting training programme.

In this video Professor Shaheen Mehtar, founder member of the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN), welcomes you to this course.

ICAN Mission statement:

“The Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) exists to promote and facilitate the establishment of infection control programmes, achievement and maintenance of infection reduction, including healthcare associate infections, and promote antimicrobial stewardship activities through education by working with infection prevention structures in Africa and other International health related associations.”

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