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P277: Situation analysis of patient safety and infection control in health institutions in postconflict in DR Congo


The State of infections acquired during care procedures whose prevalence rate is estimated at about 15% in some benchmark institutions reflects the alarming situation of provision of care and patient safety in DR Congo.


Conduct an inventory of patient safety in health facilities in the city Kinshasa.


Study conducted using survey and observation checklist covering the different aspects of patient safety: institutional, medical technical equipment, medical devices, blood products, drugs, biological graft, waste management medical needles and treatment materials.


At the institutional level: the lack of standards and policies on patient safety except on injection safety; lack of policy on the fight against nosocomial infections; reporting system for adverse events.

Technically: Absence of risk management procedures, training non-existent on the quality and safety of patients in Kinshasa (90% of staff) and 89% of patients do not know their rights and lack of association of patient safety care.


The implementation of a policy of promotion of hospital hygiene and the fight against adverse events associated with their care requires a partnership challenging multiple states, civil society, communicators, the private sector and international institutions.

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Dunia, E., Kady, A. P277: Situation analysis of patient safety and infection control in health institutions in postconflict in DR Congo. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2 (Suppl 1), P277 (2013).

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