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Their grand goal is to find new antibiotics

The world without bacteria is boring. We can`t live without it! This sentence originates from a student of the Small World Initiative. 8.000 other students around the world share this passion. Their grand goal is to find new antibiotics. Did they already discovered something relevant? Carola Timmel asked Erika Kurt, President and CEO of the […]

Countdown for the 1 Mio Horizon Prize submission

Cheap, rapid, easy-to-use for healthcare providers and non- or minimally invasive for patients: That are the criteria for the 1 Mio Euro Horizon prize for better use of antibiotics. In a few days (August 17) the timeline of submission will be over. Which hopes are connected with this prize, we asked the European Commission. Develop […]

HAI: In search of their starting point

Where is the starting point of frequently occuring infections? Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner from the German consulting centre of hygiene (BZH) and his team is searching for it since 2013 and collects the results in an „outbreak-register“. What are the first experiences? The scientist was interviewed by Carola Timmel. Mr. Schulz-Stübner, how difficult is it to […]

Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR): We need a global dialog on AMR!

The Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) seeks for better collaboration and inforamtion exchange between U.S. and the EU. What are the challenges and aims of TATFAR? We asked TATFAR EU co-chair John Ryan. 2009 TATFAR identified and adopted 17 recommendations for future collaborations between the U.S. and the EU. The collaboration and information exchange […]

Portrait of Dr. Bernhard Küenburg lecturing

CEE – a region with considerable backlog

A symposium on the occasion of the international day of hand hygiene took place on May, 2nd in the festival room of the Austrian Ministry of health. Among the speakers was the president of the Semmelweis Foundation, Dr. Bernhard Küenburg. Safe Surgical Care – Hand Hygiene for the prevention of postoperative wound infection: This was […]

Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing

Scotland has taken a significant leadership role in antibiotic stewardship education. One of the main initiatives is ScRAP, an ecucational toolkit, which helps to reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics. We asked Prof. Dilip Nathwani, chairman of the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) and Honorary Professor of Infection in Dundee.  Mr. Nathwani, the ScRAP Programme, which […]

One Health approach: The Netherlands brings together ministers of health and agriculture

“Cooperation between the sectors is crucial – Let us move from words to deeds“, was Minister Schipper´s appeal at the ministerial Dutch EU Presidency conference on February, 10th in Amsterdam. For the first time in the history of the European Union, The Netherlands brought together ministers of health and ministers of agriculture to discuss the […]

Our profession is consulting!

Due to the amendment of the German Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases this year, hospitals with more than 400 beds have to employ an own hospital hygienist. How is the situation in Austria? We asked Walter Koller, Professor emeritus for Hospital Hygiene. Prof. Koller, when researching the topic of hospital hygiene […]

Dr. Micael Bell

AMR: Ambitious initiatives of the U.S. government

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year at least two million illnesses and 23.000 deaths are caused by drug-resistant bacteria in the United States. What are the main initiatives of the U.S. government to combat the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance, and what are the next steps for 2016? We asked […]

Both hands (prescribing antibiotics and desinfecting hands) are a kind of Yin&Yang of the MDRO-prevention!

Why are cross-border initiatives in the fight against AMR so important? We asked Prof. Alexander Friedrich, chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention, University Groningen. The initiator of the current EurSafety project is dealing with this item since the late 90s, when studies showed, that the prevalence rates of MRSA in countries […]