Home > IMPACT MED Alliance > News/Activities > HAIVN and USAID project provide trainings to Vietnam Children Hospital (VNCH) to improve the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) capacity

 These activities include a workshop to review the results of a joint-assessment that examined the policies and practices in a number of areas including HAI surveillance, hand hygiene practices, and prevention of various HAIs; a 2-day training on surveillance practices for HAIs; and on-site technical assistance from Dr. Tom Sandora, the hospital epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.


 These USAID-supported trainings provided hospital’s leadership and IPC team with the knowledge and skills to understand the situation and develop a plan for improving IPC practices within the hospital.


 Ensuring the hospital IPC good practices is critical to reducing the spread of emerging pandemic threats such as healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance.