MOPH and its Partners Celebrate Qatar Infection Control Week
17 October 2020

MOPH and its Partners Celebrate Qatar Infection Control Week

Doha, October 17 (QNA) - The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the health sector institutions are celebrating Qatar Infection Control Week from Oct. 18 to 24, under the slogan "Breaking the Infection Chain." The celebration coincides with the International Infection Prevention Week, which is considered an annual awareness campaign to highlight the importance of infection prevention and control practices wherever health care is provided. The World Week celebrated since 1986 aims to put the spotlight on infection prevention every year. In light of the challenges facing the world in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, this year's celebration will focus on extending thanks and appreciation to infection prevention specialists for their role in maintaining health and safety. The Director of the Strategic Planning and Performance Department at the Ministry of Public Health Hoda Amer Al Kathiri, said that the celebration of Qatar Infection Control Week this year comes at a time when the medical staff and infection prevention teams continue their great efforts to contain the (Covid-19) pandemic, in conjunction with enhancing awareness to protect from the virus. Al Kathiri indicated that the Ministry of Public Health invited all health facilities in the State of Qatar to participate in the celebration by spreading awareness in those facilities of the importance of the role of infection prevention specialists. Infection prevention and control and breaking the chain of infection became at the forefront of health sector activities during the (Covid-19) pandemic, which provided an opportunity for infection prevention and control specialists to educate workers and the community, and to emphasize that the principles of infection prevention and control are not additional practices. (QNA)