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Title: Broadening the infection prevention and control network globally; 2017 Geneva IPC-think tank (part 3).
Austin Authors: Zingg, Walter;Storr, Julie;Park, Benjamin J;Jernigan, John A;Harbarth, Stephan;Grayson, M Lindsay ;Tacconelli, Evelina;Allegranzi, Benedetta;Cardo, Denise;Pittet, Didier
Affiliation: Infection control programme and WHO collaborating center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA USA
Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Infectious diseases unit, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
6Department of diagnostics and public health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Infection control programme and WHO collaborating center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Infection control programme and WHO collaborating center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
Issue Date: 10-May-2019
metadata.dc.date: 2019-05-10
Publication information: Antimicrobial resistance and infection control 2019; 8: 74
Abstract: Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a major challenge for patient safety worldwide, and is further complicated by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) due to excessive antimicrobial use in both humans and animals. Existing infection prevention and control (IPC) networks must be strengthened and adapted to better address the global challenges presented by emerging AMR. In June 2017, 42 international experts convened in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss two key areas for strengthening the global IPC network: 1) broadening collaboration in IPC; and 2) how to bring the fields IPC and AMR control together. The US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened together with international experts to discuss collaboration and networks, demonstrating the participating organizations' commitment to close collaboration in IPC. The challenge of emerging AMR can only be addressed by strengthening this collaboration across international organisations and between public health and academia. The WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands initiative is an example of a successful collaboration between multiple global stakeholders including academia and international public health organisations; it can be used as a model. IPC-strategies are included within the four pillars to combat AMR: surveillance, IPC, antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship, research and development. The prevention of transmission of multidrug-resistant microorganisms is a patient safety issue, and must be strengthened in the fight against AMR. The working group determined that international organisations should take the lead in creating new networks, which will in turn attract academia and other stakeholders to join. At the same time, they should invest in bringing existing IPC and AMR networks under one umbrella. Transmission of multidrug-resistant microorganisms in hospitals and in the community threatens the success of antimicrobial stewardship programmes, and thus, research and development in IPC should be addressed as an enhanced global priority.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/20978
DOI: 10.1186/s13756-019-0528-0
PubMed URL: 31168366
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: CDC
Change
Collaboration
ECDC
Infection prevention and control
Institutional
International
National
Networks
WHO
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