The European Commission called upon international, European, national and regional NGOs active in the field of vaccination to present details of their initiatives to the EU Health Award 2017. The call for applications targeted initiatives that help achieving higher level of public health for Europeans through vaccination.
The CLEO team headed by Prof. Theoklis Zaoutis, participated in the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, ESPID 2017, that took place in Madrid, Spain, from 23-27 May, 2017. This conference was attended by paediatricians, infectious practitioners, microbiologists and researchers involved in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of infections in children, from all over the world. During the conference, research studies about infections and vaccines against infections were presented.
Hand hygiene is at the core of effective IPC (Infection Prevention Control) to combat antibiotic resistance, and campaigning each year on around 5 May is one important part of improving behavior towards IPC best practices.
The Scientific Symposium ‘Building Trans-atlanting Bridges in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology’, jointly organised by the ‘Aghia Sophia’ Children’s Hospital / “ELPIDA” Association of Friends of Children with Cancer, Greece and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA, was held at the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel on April 21st-22nd , 2017.
During this symposium, the main aspects of Pediatric Oncology were covered, combining both the time-validated approaches and knowledge, along with all the new developments, like the CAR-Tcells technology.
Healthcare-associated infections pose a major public health threat in long-term care facilities in Europe
An EU-wide survey estimated that 4.2 million healthcare-associated infections occur every year in European long-term care facilities, compared to an estimated 3.5 million occurring in European acute care hospitals, and that on any given day, over 116 400 residents have at least one active healthcare-associated infection.