LESSONS from COVID-19: Prevention, the key to infection control

"The coordinated actions by the Greek health authorities but also the immediate adoption of basic measures of prevention that control the transmission of the new virus by the vast majority of citizens, show that we already have suitable defense mechanisms at hand. The ultimate goal and opportunity now is for prevention practices to become permanently integrated into our daily lives, even after the COVID-19 pandemic. This way we can stop losing lives every year from the flu and other infections that can otherwise be prevented " says Dr Theoklis Zaoutis, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Scientific Director of CLEO.

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37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)

The 37th Annual Meeting of ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on May 6-11, 2019, once again brought together the most important researchers in the field of pediatric infections, epidemiology and immunology, enabling trainees in the above fields to meet experts and colleagues from other countries and share their experiences. The ESPID’s programme was clinically oriented and promoted the best clinical practice for management of pediatric infections while it covered a wide range of educational seminars and interaction between trainees and faculty was strongly encouraged.
The CLEO team, headed by Prof. Theoklis Zaoutis, attended this year's conference and participated with the following abstracts:

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36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)

The 36th Annual Meeting of ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) held in Malmö, Sweden, on May 28 - June 2, 2018, included a wide range of educational seminars and lectures on the latest developments in the field of pediatric infections, epidemiology and immunology. The conference was attended by pediatricians, infectious practitioners, microbiologists and distinguished researchers from all over the world and presented original research work on the whole range of pediatric infections.
The CLEO team, headed by Prof. Theoklis Zaoutis, attended this year's conference and participated with the following abstracts:

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World Hand Hygiene Day: May 5th

It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care


WHO calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. At the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017, Member States adopted a resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

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EU Health Award for NGOs 2017

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.

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Το CLEO ιδρύθηκε με δωρεά του Ιδρύματος «Σταύρος Νιάρχος», το οποίο από το 2011 έως και σήμερα συνεχίζει να υποστηρίζει τη λειτουργία του ως βασικός δωρητής.

 

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