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Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection released by the WHO

global guidelines whoThe first ever Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site Infection were published this week and include a list of 29 concrete recommendations distilled by 20 of the world’s leading experts from 26 reviews of the latest evidence.

 The recommendations have also been published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and are designed to address the increasing burden of health care-associated infections on both patients and health care systems globally.

This is a world first and will be welcomed by doctors and patients alike. To view the guidelines please click here.

** The WFSA will be providing feedback to the WHO / Lancet Infectious Diseases on the guidelines and will publish that here once it becomes available.

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