Global Point Prevalence Surveys (G-PPS): Accelerate the Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Africa

Sponsors: bioMérieux
Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Time: 12:30-14:00
Location: Kogi

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)