Message from ICAN

Please find the link for the waste management survey we have developed with Jacob and Molly, can you all please complete and circulate widely in your countries, we need to have at least 400 reply’s by end of Aug 2019 and wish to see more from Africa and not just SA  


Survey link here:


ICAN invites you to help with mapping the extent of current Healthcare Waste Management processes in healthcare facilities throughout Africa. This vital information will be collated electronically via Survey Monkey.  In both 2016 and 2018 ICAN conducted a short survey regarding infection control provision and infrastructure in healthcare facilities in Africa, the survey identified healthcare waste management as an area where development was essential. Information that is collected by this survey will be used to further target our efforts both in training and guidance to improve patient outcomes by assisting healthcare staff and facilities to implement evidence based, best practice healthcare waste management.

The information will be anonymous by type of healthcare facility per country .  We need your help to establish IPC priorities for Africa.The survey will not take more than 20 minutes to complete and will close on the 30th August 2019.


By completing the survey you will be contributing to essential IPC development in Africa. The survey outcomes will be presented at the next yearsICAN conference at which we hope to meet you.



Vriendelike Groete/ Kindestregards

 Anna Vorndran- Executive Manager ICAN


Infection Control Africa network (ICAN)

Telephone: +27(0)21 -932-4061 Fax-to-mail: +27(0)86 672 5433  Cell phone: +27 (0)82 928 2180



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