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Antimicrobial resistance: a global health issue
We have the great pleasure to provide you with the video link featuring highlights from the antimicrobial resistance session at ICPIC 2013
Please note the following important deadlines:
- Abstract submission deadline: December 2, 2013
- Early registration fee deadline: February 3, 2014
2014 SHEA International Ambassador Program
SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands - WHO's global annual campaign
2013 Free Teleclass Series on Infection Control
To support our call to action for 5 May 2013 on monitoring and feedback, Dr John Boyce (New Haven, USA) will make a presentation on “Innovation and new indicators in hand hygiene monitoring”. This teleclass will take place on 9 April 2013 at 1.30 pm (NYT) and will be kindly chaired by Dr Hugo Sax. Go on, Register Now!
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WHO Launches Open-Access Book on Antimicrobial Resistance
The Patient Safety Programme of WHO made its new book "The Evolving Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance – Options for Action" freely available online on March 8. The book calls attention to the “limited lifespan of antibiotics” and the “crisis [that] has been building up over decades, so that today common and life-threatening infections are becoming difficult or even impossible to treat.” WHO comprehensively addresses the ever-increasing health and economic burden by urging stronger worldwide actions across a broad spectrum of policymaking, including improved surveillance, reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandry, ensuring infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities, and making political commitments to support innovation