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P267: Current aspects of acquired infection in maternity Issaka Gazobi hospital – Niamey, Niger

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control20132 (Suppl 1) :P267

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  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Umbilical Cord
  • Public Health Problem
  • Site Infection
  • Health Authority


This document is the result of a study of 1 November 2010 to 30 March 2011 on nosocomial infections at the Maternity Issaka Gazobi.


This prospective survey covered a total of 139 patients of Obstetrics.


After analyzing the data, it appears that: The prevalence of nosocomial infections was 7.2%, including 0.7% of endometritis, urinary tract infection 0.7% and 5.8% of surgical site infection distributed as follows: 3.5% and 2.2% of deep and superficial infections respectively. Nearly eight out of 10 patients were from the urban community of Niamey and 70% of infected patients are housewives. Prolonged urinary catheterization, as well as antibiotic misuse were the main contributing factors. In newborns, the prevalence of nosocomial infections was 5% of which 1.4% were skin infections and 3.6% eye infections, no umbilical cord infection was recorded. The mortality rate of newborns was 14.4%. Nosocomial infections are and remain a public health problem.


This is what we contribute to formulate recommendations for the administrative and health authorities and for healthcare workers.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Niamey, Niamey, Niger
Health Sector Control Unit against STI / HIV / AIDS, Ministry of Public Health, Niamey, Niger
Niamey National Hospital, Niamey, Niger


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