Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 30 n° 318

Clean Your Hands: promote infection prevention!

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 ottobre 2017

manoBerlin. It is 22 days until World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) which takes place on 13-19 November 2017. A wide range of resources have already been launched to help everyone take part in the campaign.
You can subscribe to ‘handle antibiotics with care’ updates, and more resources for use on social media will be launched in the coming weeks ( It is clear that the world is finally starting to come together on this issue and a recent global meeting in Berlin demonstrated the latest political, academic and operational commitment.
Working together with a range of experts, the WHO IPC global unit has developed a new infographic on the subject. It specifically highlights the role of IPC in preventing antibiotic resistance in health care and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Once launched, please use the infographic to actively promote IPC as one of the solutions to the global AMR burden.
During WAAW, new WHO Guidelines for Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Carbapenemase-producing (CP) Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii will also be issued on the WHO web pages. A presentation on these new guidelines will be given by Professor Lindsay Grayson (Austin Health and University of Melbourne, Australia) on 13 November 2017 through Webber Training:, in the Lancet Global Health, there will be an article on priorities for IPC, including in relation to AMR. This publication has been authored by WHO staff, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff and other leading global health experts. It has been informed by the organizations participating in WHO’s Global Infection Prevention and Control Network (GIPCN), making this publication a leading paper in shaping the future of IPC around the world.European Antibiotic Awareness Week supporting WAAW – For the first time, the European Centres for Diseases Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe are making a joint media toolkit available with the aim of providing materials to assist in local activities. A summary of latest data on antibiotic resistance in the European Union (EARS-Net) will also be released on 15 November. (


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