Improving Infection Prevention & Control in Ethiopia through Supportive Supervision of Health Facilities
Health care-acquired infections lead to death, disability, and excess medical costs. Infection prevention and control (IPC) measures maximize patient outcomes and are essential to providing effective, efficient, and quality health care services. In Ethiopia, AIDSTAR-One provides supportive supervision, including observation, discussion, support, and guidance of IPC program management, standard practices, equipment, supplies, and infrastructure. Based on the national IPC guidelines in Ethiopia, a standard supportive supervision checklist that addresses a comprehensive IPC program was developed and used for data collection in three rounds. This report summarizes the results of the 2013 assessment.