Participatory approach to quality development in infection prevention and control (IPC) in Nigerian health facilities

Infect Prev Pract. 2019 Jul 29;1(2):100012. doi: 10.1016/j.infpip.2019.100012. eCollection 2019 Jun.


The development of an educational concept of a training programme for infection prevention and control (IPC) was seen as a key issue to successfully address the complexity of change processes of professional IPC routines in clinical procedures. Therefore, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria, and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany established an interdisciplinary project framework, involving knowledge and competences from different disciplines and professions like health professionals, epidemiologists and educators (MAURICE project). A multi-module training programme for health care workers to improve IPC standards was developed and implemented based on the participatory approach and a systemic view for organizational change.

Keywords: Infection prevention and control (IPC); Inter- and transdisciplinary approach; Nigeria; Participatory approach; Systemic view; Training programme.