The general level of health care in any country will dictate to a large extent the amount of attention paid to the control of nosocomial infections.
In South Africa the apartheid era, although initially supporting a strong economy, did little to foster a good education system among the mass of the population.
With the imposition of sanctions and the decline in the economy, the health services which had been curative in nature and centred around the medical schools of the country and their teaching hospitals, began to suffer the effects of rampant inflation and financial cutbacks.
Nevertheless, virtually all the medical schools support infection control programmes of one sort or another.
In addition, there are a number of Infection Control Societies in the country.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contrôle microbiologique, Organisation santé, Homme, Article synthèse, Soin, Afrique, République Sud Africaine, Economie santé, Hôpital, Infection nosocomiale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Microbiological testing, Public health organization, Human, Review, Care, Africa, South Africa, Health economy, Hospital
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Cote : 94-0038083
Code Inist : 002B05A01. Création : 199406.