Infection Prevention and Control

Australia’s Health Security Initiative is helping countries in the Indo-Pacific reduce the number of infections acquired in hospitals, clinics and laboratories.

Working in partnership with Australian and regional experts, we are implementing projects to improve healthcare facility hygiene management by improving knowledge and increasing the practice of handwashing and use of personal protective equipment safely. This will reduce the spread of disease and reduce the overall burden on the health system. We are also helping countries improve their ability to identify and track antimicrobial resistance, which is crucial to stopping the spread of “superbugs” that cannot be cured by standard antibiotics.