Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control in Nigeria

Published : April 3, 2024

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is critical to preventing the transmission of infections, reducing antibiotic consumption, and stemming the development of drug-resistant pathogens. MTaPS supported the government of Nigeria in strengthening IPC at the national and health care–facility levels by improving governance and institutional capacity. This technical brief summarizes MTaPS’ efforts to develop the national governance structure for IPC and support Nigeria in implementing sustainable IPC programs at selected health care facilities in two states, Enugu and Kebbi. With MTaPS support, the Government of Nigeria has established national bodies and policies for IPC and is well-positioned to support the rollout of facility-level IPC to additional states.

Resource Type: Technical Briefs
Geography: Nigeria