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    Global Point Prevalence Survey

    Global Point Prevalence Survey

    GlobalPPSThe Global Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) is  a study totally and uniquely supported by bioMérieux and which originated at the 4th World HAI/Resistance Forum in 2013. The Global-PPS was launched in 2014 and was designed to provide a global "snapshot" of antibiotic use and resistance.



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    Unprecedented in scope, it is coordinated by the University of Antwerp Hospital (Belgium) and a group of experts including Professors Herman Goossens, Dilip Nathwani, Vincent Jarlier and Peter Zarb, who have already conducted studies of this kind. It included 100,000 patients and mobilized more than 335 hospital centers in more than 53 countries across all continents. The information obtained will be used to create a global database dedicated to antibiotic consumption and resistance in hospital settings.

    A report was presented in November 2015, coinciding with Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015 and the final results of the survey were presented during ECCMID 2016.(24)

    Since then, the Global PPS has been endorsed by WHO, CDDEP, IDSA and GARP. Following the valuable insights obtained through the first Global-PPS, bioMérieux renewed its support for a second Global-PPS in 2017. The new edition will focus on  education and on LMIC , which frequently have high antimicrobial prescription rates and resistance levels, yet have no access to surveillance networks. With more than 65 countries now represented, the new survey is being launched together with a series of educational tools to support LMI countries, in particular, a PPS e-learning tool developed by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and with bioMérieux’s support. This training module, associated with other tools, will help hospitals develop and implement customized action plans based on their Global-PPS results and local priorities.

    ⇒ Read in AMR Control 2017 publication the latest news on the Global-PPS, co-authored by bioMérieux.

    ⇒ Consult on the AMR Industry Alliance website our case study of the Global-PPS, bioMérieux being a member of the Alliance.

    N.B.: bioMérieux, as part of its global commitment to surveillance and stewardship, is the sole sponsor of the Global-PPS and E-learning PPS. bioMérieux has no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing the report. Data are strictly confidential and stored anonymously at the coordinating centre of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

    ⇒ More on the Global-PPS