WHO Bulletin: Health workers’ education and training to prevent antimicrobial resistance (3)

3 December, 2019

Dear All

Have you heard of this web-based tool 'global point prevalence survey ofof antimicrobial consumption and resistance'? or Global-PPS http://www.global-pps.com/

It monitors prescribing and resistance in hospitals worldwide since 2015.

3 surveys per year, any hospital worldwide can participate. 800 institutions in 80+ countries so far have participated in at least one survey, so the databse has >200,000 patients

The aim is to change antimicrobial prescribing practices and measure the impact of intervention through repeated PPSs.

Lead investigator = Professor Herman Goosens, Medical microbiology vaccine & infectious disease institute, University of Antwerp.

Think it would be good to invite him to join HIFA! [*see note below]

thanks

Wendie

HIFA profile: Wendie Norris is Editor of the Global Health & Tropical Diseases Bulletin, at CAB International, UK. CABI improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. www.cabi.org Wendie has a background as a research scientist in developmental biology. She is a member of the HIFA Steering group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/wendie

w.norris AT cabi.org

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thanks Wendie, yes please do invite him to join us. You can point him to our Join page here: www.hifa.org/joinhifa ]