Established in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) focuses attention on the importance of infection prevention in saving lives and healthcare dollars.  APIC has spearheaded this annual effort to highlight the significance of infection prevention among healthcare professionals, administrators, legislators, and consumers.

Over the years, this week of recognition has vastly expanded to every corner of the globe, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. As the reach of IIPW widens, more patients benefit from safer healthcare practices and reduced threat of healthcare-associated infections.

Join your friends, family members, and healthcare professionals in celebrating IIPW October 18-24, 2020.

Past Themes

2019: Vaccines are Everybody’s Business

2018: Protecting Patients Everywhere

2017: Antibiotic Resistance

2016: Break the Chain of Infection