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Broadening the infection prevention and control network globally; 2017 Geneva IPC-think tank (part 3)

Walter Zingg, Julie Storr, Benjamin J Park, John A Jernigan, Stephan Harbarth, M Lindsay Grayson, Evelina Tacconelli, Benedetta Allegranzi, Denise Cardo, Didier Pittet, Mohamed Abbas, Raheelah Ahmad, Benedetta Ailegranzi, Antoine Andremont, Mike Bell, Michael Borg, Yehuda Carmeli, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, John Conly, Philippe Eggimann Show all

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: 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. Methods: 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. Results: The US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the European ..

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