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PO Box: 11-0236
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020
Beirut - Lebanon (More)
Infection Control and Prevention Program

About Us, Mission Statement

The Infection Control and Prevention Program (ICPP) serves the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). AUBMC is a private, nonprofit teaching center of the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. The Center consists of 388-beds and provides medical, surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecological and psychiatric services. AUBMC offers comprehensive healthcare services, extensive tertiary/quaternary resources, medical, nursing and paramedical training. 
The program provides guidance, recommendation and services to the AUBMC community.
The ultimate goal of ICPP program is to reduce the acquisition and transmission of infection. This is achieved by systematically identifying infection risks and responding appropriately to them, and designing preventative strategies. 
The purpose of the Infection Control and Prevention Program is to control and prevent the transmission of Infectious Diseases within the hospital environment. The goal of this program is to maintain the safest possible environment for patients, visitors and employees. 
This program functions in conjunction with and under direction from the Infection Control Committee, which is a committee of the Medical Board.


The Infection Control and prevention Program provides surveillance, consultation, and educational services for patients, visitors and hospital staff.


​Name ​Title ​Email ​Extension
Souha Kanj Sharara,
​ICPP Chairperson
Sk11@aub.edu.lb ​Tel. Ext. 5381
Pager 0553
Zeina Kanafani,
​Hospital Epidemiologist Zk10@aub.edu.lb ​Tel. Ext. 5321
Pager 0631
Nada Kara Zahreddine,

​ICPP Manager Nk13@aub.edu.lb  ​Tel. Ext.6702
Pager 0716
Joseph Tannous
​IC Professional jt17@aub.edu.lb​ ​Tel. Ext.6703
Pager 1699
​​Tala Kardas Fatayerji,
​IC Officer Tk31@aub.edu.lb ​Tel Ext.6702
Pager 0712
Rihab El-Ahmadieh,
​IC Officer Ra255@aub.edu.lb ​Tel Ext.7395
Pager 0773

News on Current/Upcoming Events
Lectures and/or conferences are announced in due time.

Patient Education
General: Pamphlets and brochures regarding particular infections are available in all patient care areas.
Specific: Inpatients with multi-drug resistant organisms are educated in a manner to stop the transmission of such pathogens.

Educational Programs
  • All AUBMC Employees (who know English language and who have any contact with patients), house staff and attending physicians must take the online mandatory course and subsequently pass the test using Moodle as per the below guidelines:

           • Login to Moodle (http://moodle.aub.edu.lb/) using their AUB user name and ​Password
           • Under my Courses, access the “Infection Control AUBMC Non-academic”
Alternatively the following direct link can be used:
  • All the remaining employees from Nursing Services (orderlies, auxiliaries and practical nurses), Housekeeping, Plant Engineering, Laundry, General Services, Dietary, secretaries, clerks, and medical records employees are requested to attend one of the announced departmental sessions.

The Infection Control and Prevention Program offices are located in the Medical Administrative Building, 6th floor​

Hours of Operation
ICP staff are available all weekdays from 7.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.

Contact Us
Tel. Extensions: 6700/6702/6703/7395
Hot line with answering machine: 2222  
Fax #: 01-741872

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