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poor hospital standards
15 March 2012

Poor hospital care poses a risk to the lives of many patients in the developing world, say researchers.

A study of 26 hospitals in eight countries in the Middle East and Africa found more than one death per day in every hospital was due to preventable accidents and poor treatment. To read full article on BBC News, Click here.

12 March 2012
Dear Colleagues,
08 March 2012 | Geneva - A new book "The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance - Options for action", was launched today by the World Health Organization. It showcases examples of actions taken to slow down drug resistance and preserve the ability of medicines to effectively treat many infectious diseases. The steps taken by governments, health facilities and providers and others are examples of what had been recommended in the 2001 WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance.
17 February 2012

Three organizations from three different continents have taken the next step in their commitment and dedication to improve the safety and quality of health care provided in resource-restricted countries.

The South African-based Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), the PharmAccess Foundation of the Netherlands, and U.S.-based Joint Commission International (JCI) have signed an agreement to establish the SafeCare Foundation. 

Tokollo Hospital
22 September 2011

The 78-bed Tokollo District Hospital in Heilbron in the Free State has been accredited by COHSASA for a second time. This is an outstanding achievement because in spite of both human and material resource constraints, the facility has been able to reach international standards and maintain them over time.