Infection Control

Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), the largest public healthcare institution in France (38 hospitals, 21,000 beds), has implemented from 1993 onwards, step by step, a long-term programs for controlling the spread of multiresistant bacteria.

By Dr. Vincent Jarlier Bacteriology-Hygiene, University Paris 6; Infection Control Officer at the Direction for Mediacal Affaires, Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris; Vice-President of WAAAR and Dr. Sandra Fournier, Central Infection Control team, Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris, Paris, France.

Infection Control / Innovations for IPC

The European Union Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI) brings European Union member countries together to foster synergies and contribute to the global movement against microbial resistance to antibiotics. Coordinated by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) with the support of the French Ministry of Health, EU-JAMRAI started in September 2017 and its implementation will last for 36 months. Being the first European Joint Action in the field, it will capitalize on existing initiatives and propose concrete steps to lessen the burden of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI).

Marie-Cécile Ploy, EU-Jamrai Coordinator, Inserm, Limoges, France with co-authors.