AFRICAN CONFERENCE ON HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

2 - 3 NOVEMBER, 2021, ACCRA, GHANA, WEST AFRICA.

Theme 

Healthcare-associated infections in the era of increased access to health services: Moving forward with solutions 

 

Conference Objectives 

The learning objectives for ACHAI 2021 are to;  

  • Gain insight into national and international results, perspectives, strategies, and continued challenges 

  • Analyses and understand the burden and continued challenges related to healthcare-associated infections; and  

  • Explore new solutions and interventions to translate research and apply epidemiological, organizational, behavioral, costing and impact findings into actions and possible way forward 

 

Target Audience 

  • Interested in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, antimicrobial resistance, surveillance, patient safety, environmental health, quality improvement 

  1. Infection prevention teams 

  2. All health staff including physicians, nurses, assistants 

  3. Lab technicians 

  4. Patient representatives 

  5. Sociologists, anthropologists 

  6. Health economists 

  7. Healthcare epidemiologist 

  8. Microbiologists  

  9. Pharmacists 

  • Healthcare managers, policymakers, media, civil society, patient groups and opinion leaders 

  • Internally and externally participation from the HAI Ghana team 

  • International and national participation 

 

Participation 

ACHAI 2021 will be offered in a format allowing participants to join the congress either in-person or online. The goal is to have an in-person meeting for a reduced number of participants but with an infrastructure that gives the option to convert to a fully virtual event should it be required due to COVID19 restrictions. ACHAI 2021 will be streamed live and there will be an option for E-presentation and E-posters. Abstracts and posters submitted to the conference will be displayed electronically for the global audience.