IPC Week

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Week

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) week is celebrated during the third week of October each year to coincide with International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW). The theme for IPC week every year is Infection prevention and control is safe health care for everyone, all the time. The Commission supports IPC Week by providing a range of resources to support effective infection prevention and control initiatives and local activities across the week.


International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW)

​International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) was established in 1986 to highlight the importance of infection prevention and control each year.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Fundamentals of Infection Prevention” which highlights getting back to the basics of infection prevention for everyBODY.

IIPW 2023 takes place 15 – 21 October 2023.