South Africa has launched a major effort to strengthen occupational health for healthcare workers and safeguard the health of patients and others visiting health facilities. Strengthening administrative infection prevention and control (IPC) procedures will help reduce TB and other infections in healthcare facilities. The IPConnect suite of mobile health (mHealth) applications will help strengthen administrative IPC procedures and allow National Department of Health staff gather and analyze data for improved occupational health through targeted IPC resources and response. Healthcare staff are given access to IPConnect applications based on staff needs and duties and vary by application.

IPC Tools

WHO COVID-19: Confirmed case report form

WHO COVID-19: Confirmed case reporting form based on the First Few X cases and contacts (FFX) investigation protocol for coronavirus disease
2019 (COVID-19)

Contact Screening (COVID)

Assessment form for household members living in close contact of a probable or tested positive COVID-19 case

IPC Guideline

An index based search feature for health workers to search topics related to IPC

Case Specific Query

Initiated by the health worker, the server will receive specific questions and generate immediate responses for the health worker with general information and step-by-step instructions for response

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

If you think you have symptoms of covid-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed positive for covid-19, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.


Frequently Asked Questions related to IPC

Client Feedback

Client feedback is sent from the mobile or computer-based application directly to the server. The health facility’s system administrator is immediately notified.


Dashboard to to view inputs on realtime

COVID and TB IPC specific tools are available on COVID and TB IPC