Organisation of hospital infection control in Mongolia

Ider, B.-E., Clements, A., Adams, J., Whitby, M. and Muugolog, T. (2010) Organisation of hospital infection control in Mongolia. Journal of Hospital Infection, 75 3: 209-213. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2010.02.022

Author Ider, B.-E.
Clements, A.
Adams, J.
Whitby, M.
Muugolog, T.
Title Organisation of hospital infection control in Mongolia
Journal name Journal of Hospital Infection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-6701
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.02.022
Volume 75
Issue 3
Start page 209
End page 213
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract As with other areas of the public sector in Mongolia, the healthcare system has undergone significant structural and policy reforms since the early 1990s. The previous infection control system, characterised as a sanitary-epidemiological network, was dismantled with no replacement. A new infection control management system was established in 1997 with the adoption of infection control policies and guidelines, establishment of hospital infection control programmes in all major hospitals, training of health professionals and the commencement of passive surveillance of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Recent health statistics claim that HAIs occur in 0.01-0.02% of all hospital admissions with the highest percentage (0.05%) in tertiary hospitals in the capital city Ulaanbaatar, but this is very likely to be an underestimate. In 2002 the Government approved a national programme to establish a sentinel surveillance system for HAIs with improved laboratory-based monitoring. However, implementation has been delayed due to insufficient support from stakeholders and a shortage of resources and trained infection control professionals. Non-governmental infection control initiatives are limited by time and coverage. © 2010 The Hospital Infection Society.
Keyword Hospital-acquired infection
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Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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