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Final statement.. of the 30th annual conference of the Egyptian Society for Infection Control

Eh Hussein

Under the auspices of the Arab Doctors Union and the Office of the World Health Organization in the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Egyptian Society for Infection Control held its thirtieth annual conference over a period of three days from the third to the fifth of November

). This year’s conference came under the title: “Train 2 Attain & Learn 2 Gain”

A group of scientists specializing in the field participated in the conference. Prevention and control of infection, patient safety and biosecurity at the local, regional and global levels.

The conference witnessed a heavy attendance, as more than 300 people interested in preventing infection control and providing safe health care participated in the conference.

The conference activities included an inaugural session chaired by Prof. Dr. Osama Raslan, Secretary of the Arab Doctors Union, in which Dr. Salim Abi Saleh, President of the Supreme Council of the Arab Doctors Union, and Dr. Liz Taylor, on behalf of Dr. Naima Al-Qusayr, Director of the World Health Organization office in the Republic of Egypt participated. Arab Egypt and His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Rahman bin Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The scientific program began with the inaugural lecture, which bore the same title as the conference – in which Prof. Dr. Osama Raslan spoke about the importance of training and learning as the main pillar in Health professional development

The scientific program included five sessions, a panel discussion and two workshops.

The conference discussed p A number of topics, the most prominent of which were effective training, modern and innovative learning methods and their role in professional development and health literacy among patients and their role in maintaining public health and microbial resistance to antibiotics and the efforts made by the Arab Republic of Egypt in cooperation with the World Health Organization to address this problem And modern technology and its modern innovations that serve the field of infection prevention and control and the challenges associated with its use, an economic study that presented evidence of what commitment to infection prevention policies can provide from providing the direct and indirect cost of health care, raising awareness of the role of human papillomavirus (human papillomavirus). papilloma virus) in causing some cancerous tumors, especially cervical cancer in women, and the importance of its vaccination to prevent infection and reduce the spread of these tumors. And pandemics with presentation of global models from the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska in the United States and the initiative of the North African Centers for Infection Control in this field, C virus Monkeys’ medicine and the different methods of diagnosis, infection prevention and treatment, various chemical disinfectants and their role in preventing transmission of infection and the need to follow rational policies in their use based on scientific evidence to avoid the emergence of microbial resistance to them and loss of their effectiveness, and the problem of reusing “single-use” medical tools imposed by economic conditions and challenges And the risks that accompany its frequent use and the professional, ethical and legal principles that govern its use.

The conference also touched on the importance of integration between various health care disciplines to provide safe health care and prevent the occurrence of surgical infections, and the importance of combating the spread of rumors, especially when The emergence and spread of infectious diseases and epidemics. The impact of climate change on the spread of infectious diseases and the spread of epidemics, and the role of the Arab Authority for Accreditation of Professional Programs of the Arab Doctors Union in ensuring the quality of learning and training in various fields of health care in the Arab region.

The conference concluded with some recommendations that were Most notably:

1. Train… Learn… Reap… The need to pay attention to effective training and modern and innovative learning methods, especially distance learning, as it is the mainstay of professional development for all health care workers.

2. Ensuring that all professional development programs in the field of health care are accredited by trusted and recognized scientific bodies to ensure the quality of the training and learning process.

3. Work to make training courses on basic skills for infection prevention and control a requirement for licensing all health care workers.

4. The necessity of working on the presence of “integrated professional teams” and raising their efficiency as the guarantor of providing comprehensive and safe health care.

5. The necessity of paying attention and expanding studies on health care economics, especially with the economic problems faced by society.

6. The necessity of forming an independent scientific entity or body that includes all the necessary scientific expertise from different professional disciplines to review laws and regulations and develop integrated programs to confront the challenges facing our Arab and African region, foremost of which is training on and activating integrated systems for health and vital safety and benefiting from the available expertise at the global and regional levels.

7. It is necessary to form a committee of experts that includes different disciplines related to the use of medical tools, such as doctors who use these tools, and workers in the field of infection prevention, patient safety, risk management, medical engineering, health care quality, hospital management, and jurists to review the scientific and legal evidence related to the re-use of “single-use” medical devices to be able to: Making the right decisions based on scientific evidence and setting a national policy that guarantees in the first place the safety of patients and health care workers.

8. The need to transfer technology for the production of various types of disinfectants, as well as the manufacture of medical tools according to international standards, such as personal condoms and sterilization materials and reagents, so that entities capable of providing these basic needs for safe health care are available in our Arab region, especially in light of the difficult economic conditions the world is suffering from imposed by wars, climate changes and the spread of epidemics. Which led to impeding import and export operations.

9. The Egyptian Society for Infection Prevention and Control, represented by its board of directors and working members, announces its full readiness to cooperate, exchange experiences, and provide scientific advice to all parties and bodies to ensure the provision of safe health care.

. The necessity of raising awareness of the dangers of climate change and the importance of raising awareness of maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

. Commending the climate conference that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in the coming days because of the direct and indirect impact of climate changes on the health of society.