Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) Surveillance Department

The program aims to implement the national health electronic surveillance system (HESN) for the healthcare-associated infections (device associated and non-device associated infections), infections associated with surgical procedures and with outpatient dialysis treatment according to national and international protocols. General supervision on implementation of the surveillance system for the healthcare-associated infections through linking the healthcare facilities by the national health electronic surveillance network and measuring their compliance to the prevention bundle to minimize them. In addition to regularly updating the guidelines and protocols for the surveillance process and regularly releasing the reports to allow the regions and hospitals to improve the quality of work and decrease the infection rates. The program includes the necessary research and studies based on the available surveillance data and supervises the participating hospitals training and education by the General Directorate and the regions.