Global Point Prevalence Surveys (G-PPS): Accelerate the Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Africa
Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants
Scientists, clinicans, decision or policy-makers, epidemiologists, biologists
By using a highly tested standardized approach, Global Point Prevalence Survey (G- PPS) aimed at improving skills in surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) , antimicrobial use and raising awareness among healthcare workers worldwide particularly in Africa. For these purposes, the continued implementation of the G-PPS in African countries is crucial. The results of the hospital surveys help to: i) create new local or national policies to reduce HAIs; (ii) create policies and procedures to reduce HAIs (iii) improve proper use of antimicrobial drugs; (iv) bring evidence to support capacity strengthening of laboratory to improve diagnostic testing of HAIs.
Through invited presentations and discussions, experts from Africa will explore the role of G-PPS in accelerating the implementation of Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) in their settings.
- G-PPS as tool to advance Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme (ASP) in low income countries – Pr Gunturu Revathi (Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi-Kenya)
- Nigeria Point Prevalent Survey and Implications on ASP Implementation – Pr Oyin Oduyebo (LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria)
- 12:25 pm-12:50 pm: Tunisia Point Prevalent Survey – Pr Assistant Basma Mnif (University Hospital of Sfax, Tunisia)