Month: April 2023

Lompo et al., 2023. Bacterial Contamination of Antiseptics, Disinfectants, and Hand Hygiene Products Used in Healthcare Settings in Low- and Middle-Income Countries—A Systematic Review

Lompo et al., 2023. Bacterial Contamination of Antiseptics, Disinfectants, and Hand Hygiene Products Used in Healthcare Settings in Low- and Middle-Income Countries—A Systematic Review

We conducted a systematic review of healthcare-associated outbreaks and cross-sectional surveys related to the contamination of antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products in healthcare settings in low- and middle-income countries (PROSPERO CRD42021266271). Risk of bias was assessed by selected items of the ORION and MICRO checklists. From 1977 onwards, 13 outbreaks and 25 cross-sectional surveys […]

Interview with the Kisantu study team – Doctoral research of Bieke Tack (English subtitles)

Interview with the Kisantu study team – Doctoral research of Bieke Tack (English subtitles)

Study team describing the preparation, outcomes, benefits, difficulties and way forward after the studies they carried out in Kisantu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   Speakers: Naomie Wasolua – Nurse research team (health interview + in-hospital follow-up) Dr. Daniel Vita – Local supervisor and medical director St. Luc Kisantu Hospital Dr. Jules Mbuyamba – […]

Travel report of Anne-Sophie Heroes to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel report of Anne-Sophie Heroes to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Anne-Sophie Heroes traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo together with Gaëtan Van Aelst, ITM Clinical Trials Unit, and Justin Im, International Vaccine Institute, for a follow-up and monitoring visit of the THECA – TyVECO study, a Typhoid conjugate vaccine effectiveness study. 1) Since February 2022, children between 9 months and 16 years old […]