AIDSFree Nigeria Training Manual: IPC and HCWM for Health Workers

Injection practices worldwide and especially in low- and middleincome countries include unsafe practices that ultimately lead to large-scale transmission of bloodborne viruses among patients, health workers, and the community at large. With the increasing incidence of infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, infection prevention and control (IPC) as a public health approach is necessary. IPC includes risk assessment, prevention of the spread of infections, and control of specific and common infections. 

This training manual on infection prevention and control—including HCWM and injection safety—can be used by health workers in public and private health care settings and related educational institutions to increase appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes relevant to IPC/HCWM best practices.