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Volume 28, Supplement—December 2022

Infection Prevention and Control Initiatives to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Transmission of SARS-CoV-2, East Africa

Danica J. Gomes1Comments to Author , Carmen Hazim1, Jacqueline Safstrom, Carolyn Herzig, Ulzii Luvsansharav, Cori Dennison, Yakob Ahmed, Evelyn Wesangula, Joseph Hokororo, Jackson Amone, Berhanu Tekle, George Owiso, Rita Mutayoba, Mohammed Lamorde, Evelyn Akello, Getachew Kassa, Beniam Feleke, Linus Ndegwa, Kokuhumbya Kazaura, Diriisa Musisi, Anand Date, Benjamin J. Park, and Elizabeth Bancroft
Author affiliations: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (D.J. Gomes, C. Hazim, J. Safstrom, C. Herzig, U. Luvsansharav, C. Dennison, A. Date, B.J. Park, E. Bancroft); Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Y. Ahmed); Ministry of Health of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya (E. Wesangula); Ministry of Health, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (J. Hokororo); Ministry of Health of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda (J. Amone); International Training and Education Center for Health, Addis Ababa (B. Tekle, G. Kassa); I-Tech Kenya, Nairobi (G. Owiso); Amref Health Africa, Dar es Salaam (R. Mutayoba); Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala (M. Lamorde); Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala (E. Akello); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa (B. Feleke); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi (L. Ndegwa); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dar es Salaam (K. Kazaura); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kampala (D. Musisi)

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Key infection prevention and control initiatives supported by CDC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by country, 2020–2021*

Country National level
Healthcare facility level
Develop national IPC unit Develop guideline, policy, strategic plan Develop monitoring and evaluation framework Establish and develop IPC focal persons and committees Develop COVID-19‒specific IPC guidance and interventions HCW training and mentorships Assess and monitor IPC practices
Kenya Supported existing IPC unit X X X X X
Uganda X X X X X X X
Ethiopia X X X X X X
Tanzania Supported existing IPC unit X X X X X X

*Information indicates activities supported by CDC during COVID-19 responses. This list is not comprehensive of IPC activities and resources available in each respective country. CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; IPC, infection prevention and control; X, CDC supported the respective activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; ‒, CDC did not support the respective activity as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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