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Global-PPS update & plans for 2019
 
The Global-PPS network is still growing. Currently we have reached about 1000 hospitals in 96 countries worldwide! Next year, hospitals around the world will again be able to participate in up to 3 data collection periods. In addition, we are working on an optional module for healthcare-associated infections, which will be available mid-2019. 

Read more on the Global-PPS website
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Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

The Global-PPS is instrumental in developing and supporting hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs. We would like to go one step further by guiding hospitals worldwide to interpret their Global-PPS results and to start designing sustainable antimicrobial stewardship interventions.

Therefore, we are currently working on a survey to assess the impact of the Global-PPS on stewardship activities and to identify the educational needs of healthcare professionals worldwide on the topic of antimicrobial stewardship. The results will help us in developing learning solutions to support participants working on antimicrobial stewardship in their hospital. The online survey will be sent out to all Global-PPS participants at the end of January 2019.
Global-PPS pioneer at the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance
 
On 19-20 November 2018, Wellcome Trust hosted its second Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance in Accra, Ghana. The Global-PPS was selected as one of the pioneering projects and we had the opportunity to present the project to an audience of policy makers. Prof. Oyinlola Oduyebo, from the College of Medicine in Lagos, joined us to talk about the Nigerian Global-PPS experience. 
ITM Colloquium Antibiotic Resistance: From Research to Action
 
On 5-7 December 2018, the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp organized their 59th Colloquium. This year’s edition took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and gathered experts from the Mekong region and around the world to discuss how to translate research on antibiotic resistance into evidence-based policy. Global-PPS participants from Cambodia, India and the Philippines had the opportunity to present their results in an oral pitch presentation. 
Share your Global-PPS stories!

We greatly appreciate the amount of dedication from participants all over the world. For this first newsletter our Egyptian participants share their story and experiences working on the Global-PPS. Read more on the Egyptian participants' story.
Finally, the Global-PPS team wishes you all happiness, health, peace, and prosperity for the new year. We hope that in 2019 you may continue your meaningful efforts in reducing AMR. In this light we would like to welcome you to pledge on becoming an Antibiotic Guardian.
Upcoming Events
  • AMMI 2019 – Ottawa, Canada, 3 – 6 April 2019: Abstract submission deadline 7 January 2019
  • ECCMID 2019 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13 – 16 April 2019 
  • ESPID 2019 – Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6 – 11 May 2019: Abstract submission deadline 15 January 2019
  • ASM Microbe 2019 – San Francisco, USA, 20 – 24 June 2019: Abstract submission deadline 15 January 2019
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