National and Facility Level Infection Prevention and Control Assessment and Point Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infections

Project Objectives

The Thailand Ministry of Public Heath is working with partners including TEPHINET, CDC, WHO and the International Health Policy Program to conduct a national point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and healthcare-associated antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In addition, in order to inform stakeholders on the current infection prevention and control (IPC) infrastructure, partners are conducting a national assessment of the WHO IPC Core Components at the healthcare facility level.

Specific objectives of the assessments include:

  • Generate the baseline prevalence of HAIs, AMR and AMU in healthcare facilities in Thailand
  • Estimate total national mortalities attributable to HAI, attributable to AMR and the economic cost of HAI and AMR as percent of GDP
  • Describe characteristics of HAIs and AMR by patients, invasive procedures, site of infections, pathogens and prescribed antimicrobials
  • Strengthen capacities of all participating hospitals to generate evidence from PPS and data utilization
  • Establish national PPS Working Group for sustaining regular national PPS
  • Assess IPC capacities in the national representative health facilities in Thailand using the WHO standard assessment tool for the healthcare facility level
Disease surveillance, Infectious diseases, Antimicrobial resistance