"To achieve the best infection prevention and control in Egypt"

Healthcare-associated infections are serious issues linked to high mortality, increased morbidity, length of stay and cost of care.We believe in the infection control unit of TBRI that Infection control is an art of how to touch people in such a way to change their behavior. It is a practical application to what built in mind with great beneficial effect on patient safety, hospital quality and country economy. On the other hand, health measures of employees should be considered assets to be developed rather than costs to be cut.


The mission of the Infection Control Unit since its construction in 2001 at TBRI Hospital is to ensure that there is a managed environment at the facility which minimizes the risk of infection to patients, healthcare workers and visitors by putting infection control and basic hygiene at the heart of good management and clinical practice.

Staff and Head of Unit

Prof. Hala El-Sayed Badawi

Professor of Medical Microbiology

Head of the Infection Control Unit and Supervisor of the Central Sterilization and Health Care Waste Management Units



Staff Members of Infection Control Unit


Infection Control Doctors

Assist. Prof.  Manal El Said El Sayed

Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology   

Dr. NahedYehia Ismail

Lecturer of Medical Microbiology

Dr.  Amira Talal el Far

Lecturer of Medical Microbiology

Dr.  Ahmed el Shennawy

Lecturer of Medical Microbiology

Dr. Reham Magdy

Assistant Lecturer of Microbiology

Dr.  Omar Mohamed Helmy

Assist. Lecturer of Electron Microscopy


Infection Control Nurses

Mr. Abdel-Aziz Samir

Mrs. Zeinab Saleh Ahmed

Mrs. Nagat Ibrahim Mohamed


Mrs. Hanan Abdel- Moniem Abdel Kader

Mrs. Doaa Adel Mahmoud                   

Mrs. Hoda Mohamed Fawzy


Computer Specialists

Mr. Hassan Mosaad Shehata               

Mrs. Rasha Mohamed Abdel- Aziz     

Miss Sara Mohamed Abdel- Salam      

Mr. Mohamed Abdel- Moniem Abdallah

Ahmed Abdel- MoniemAbdallah    


Mrs. Sabah Abdel Aziz Ahmed


Staff Members of Central Sterilization Unit


Infection ControlNurses

Mrs. Nagwa Abdel Ghany Hassan

Mrs. Amani Abdel Mongy Abdel Razek

Mrs. Naglaa Sabry Hassan

Mrs. Tahra Helal Sayed 

Mrs. Nahed Mohamed



Mohamed El-Sayed Mabrouk


Staff Members of Health Care Waste Management Unit



* Technical

Mohamed El-Sayed Mabrouk

* Administrative

Mr. Khaled Ouf


Mrs. Zeinab Saleh


Mr. Gamal Maihoub

Unit structure and facilities

First: Infection Control Unit structure and facilities

  1-   Head Office supplied with Training Facilities

  2-   Room for Computer work, secretary and infection control nurses

 Second: Central Sterilizationand Safe Healthcare Waste Management Units structure and facilities


1-      Two changing rooms

2-      Meeting room

3-      Delivery room

4-      Washing room

5-      Cotton & gauze room

6-      Linen room

7-      Packing area

8-      Steam sterilization room

9-      Low temperature sterilization room

10-  Clean storage

11-  Storage separate room



v Autoclaves

v Sealing machines

v Gas plasma

v Instruments disinfection washing machines

v Water Distillation apparatus

v Ultrasonic surgical instruments disinfection machines

v Rapid incubators: 48 hrs, 24 hrs, 3 hrs

v Electrical Scissors

v Air pistols

v Compressor for air jetting

v Computers

v Sewing machines

v Machines

v Surveillance cameras

v Monitor for camera display

v Water filter

v Heaters

v Refrigerators

v Washing machines

v Trolleys



v Steam rolls

v Plasma rolls

v Crip papers

v Sterilization containers

v Sterilization indicators

v Chemical indicators

v Biological indicator


Third: Environmental Assessment Unit Structure and Facilities



Three partitions for monitoring of

·         Water quality

·         Air quality

·         Environmental sampling



·         Air sampler

·         Memmert incubator

·         Millipore water system

·    Device for bacterial count of environmental and food swabs based on ATP detection


Scope of Services

·         Establishing a reliable, focused surveillance program

·         Streamlining data management activities

·         Analyzing HAI rates

·         Benchmarking our data with international data

·         Educating staff regarding infection control principles

·  Identifying opportunities for performance improvement and facilitating performance improvement projects with concerned parties

·         Writing and periodically reviewing infection control policies

·         Overseeing infection related issues relevant to  employees’ health

·         Carrying outbreak investigations when an outbreak is identified

·         Participating in research projects

Training Programs

The infection control unit has successfully organized numerous trainings and workshops in the scope of:

1.      Infection control as fundamental integrant for quality of healthcare settings

2.      Organization of infection control

3.      Hand Hygiene: Protocols, recourses – compliance and auditing

4.      Isolation Precautions in Health Care settings.

5.      Cleaning, Disinfection protocols in hospitals

6.      Sterilization protocols in hospitals

7.      Safe protocols for Landry 

8.      Safe management of healthcare waste

9.       Safe management of sharps waste

10.  Infection control in high risk areas:

·         Dialysis units

·         Endoscopy units

·         ICU (ventilation associated infections)

·         Operating Theatres

·         Laboratories

·         Blood bank

11- Invasive procedures: vascular catheters, urinary catheters, artificial feeding, paracentesis, safe injection and sampling

12-Food safety protocols

13-Hazards analysis and critical control points

14-Adoption of Antibiotic Policy: preparation –implantation and auditing

15-Alternative to antibiotics usage: Probiotics

16- Monitoring of water quality: Microbiology, Chemically and Physically

17-Hospital surveillance and checklists

18- Auditing and evaluation of healthcare workers

19- Infection rates and its impact in hospitals

20- Outbreak investigations

21- Endemic and emerging infectious diseases:

    - Hepatitis

    - Avian flu

    - Surgical site infections (necrotizing fasciitis)

    -  Multidrug resistance infections (practically: MRSA and ESBLS)

22- Pest control

23- Occupational health

Running techniques

Infection Control Program

1-      Implementation and continuous monitoring of infection control program to detect and minimize Nosocomial infection.

2-      Monitoring cleaning, disinfections and sterilization policies.

3-      Monitoring a program for safety disposal of healthcare waste.

4-      Monitoring of safety measures in the kitchen and laundry.


1-      Microbiological surveillance by which sources and types of infection could be elicited, and infection rates could be analyzed.

2-      Auditing the practice of the healthcare workers with patients to investigate the  degree of adherence to infection control measures and  compliance to infection control  protocols

3-      Outbreak investigation

Notification and Isolation

1-      Implementation and monitoring a notification policy.

2-      Monitoring isolation policies.

Adoption of an antibiotic policy

Continuous monitoring of bacterial antibiotic resistance and accordingly sharing in adoption of an antibiotic policy with annual cycling.

Pest control

      Friendly environmental measures

Environmental assessment

Monitoring of water quality

v  Drinking water

v  Dialysis water

Monitoring of air quality

v  Operation theatres

v  Isolation rooms

v  Renovation

Monitoring of environmental sampling

v  Swab cultures

v  ATP device

Continuous Education for the infection control team and healthcare workers.

Contact Information

Prof. Hala El-Sayed Badawi

Direct Tel: 02-35407555

Members of Infection Control Unit

Dr. Nahed Yehia Ismail

Dr. Omar Mohamed Helmy