International Infection Prevention Week - October 14-20, 2012
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) takes place October 14-20,
2012. IIPW commemorates the importance of infection prevention around the
globe. Get involved in educational activities and advocacy efforts to spread
the word that, “infection prevention is everyone’s business.”
History of IIPW
Since 1986, when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed the third week of
October as National Infection Control Week, APIC has spearheaded the annual
effort to highlight the infection prevention profession and its work in
educating healthcare professionals and administrators, legislators, and
consumers about the importance of reducing infections.
Over the years, this week of recognition has vastly expanded to every corner
of the globe, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle
East, and South East Asia. And, the wider IIPW’s reach, the greater the
chances are that patients everywhere will experience safer healthcare
practices and be protected from life-threatening healthcare-associated
Scope of IIPW
IIPW brings greater attention to the importance of infection prevention,
honoring the professionals who protect patients, as well as educating
healthcare workers, patients, and the community. This event allows APIC an
opportunity to strengthen its relationships with other associations that are
involved in infection prevention activities.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Infection Prevention is Everyone's Business