IPC-Implement is one component of a UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded programme aimed at preventing Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa.
Infection prevention and control (IPC) has yet to be consistently prioritised in LMICs, and the scale of the problem is poorly described. A potential solution to inconsistent implementation of evidenced-based practices is the local development and application of an appropriate approach to implementing IPC guidelines and interventions for improved infection prevention and control practices pragmatically adapting best practice to the Malawian context. This study focuses on the co-development, application, evaluation and adaptation of appropriate strategies for the implementation of the WHO Core Components of IPC in acute healthcare facilities in Malawi. Administered through LSTM, we are working in partnership with MLW, KUHeS and the Quality Management Directorate at the Ministry of Health to improve IPC practices in Malawi for the reduction of HAI.