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01 Sep Beijing

Sino – Swedish seminar on Infection Control

You are invited to participate in a seminar on the topic of infection control in Beijing. The seminar is organized by Business Sweden and Swecare in cooperation with the Swedish Embassy in Beijing and the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. The seminar is part of 2014’s Swedish Life Science cluster activity in China.

In 2006 Sweden and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation within health care. During the Swedish Minister for Children and the Elderly visit to China in 2010 an Action Plan was signed specifying 7 areas of cooperation between China and Sweden of which one is infection control. The Swedish Minister for Health visited his counterpart in China in April 2013 and discussions on the topics cancer care, infection control, primary care versus advanced hospitals as well as elderly care were held during seminars and meetings in Beijing and Shanghai. With this seminar in Beijing we aim to continue the dialogue and cooperation around infection control. The seminar is part of 2014’s Swedish Life Science cluster activity in China.

One of the biggest threats towards modern health care is hospital acquired infections and the spread of multi resistant bacteria. According to a study made by the European Union, the levels of hospital acquired infections at European hospitals are between 5 and 10 percent. That is equivalent to another four days of hospitalization which leads to increased costs for society and more importantly, risks for the patient. An effective way of lowering the spread of infections in hospitals is to combine basic solutions with modern technologies.

Antibiotics has ever since the discovery in the beginning of the 20th century, been our most effective weapon against bacterial infection. The world is now facing a situation where antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rapid pace. The problem of antibiotic resistance is caused by decades of antibiotic overuse. It is estimated that more than half of all antimicrobials are inappropriately prescribed or dispensed.

Registration of Interest

Contact Andrea Staxberg to register your interest.

More Information

Andrea Staxberg
Business Sweden in Shanghai
T: +46 762 40 48 45
E: Andrea.Staxberg@business-sweden.se

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further information

Andrea Staxberg
T: +46 762 40 48 45
E: Andrea Staxberg

aim of the seminar

The aim of this seminar is to highlight the serious threat of hospital acquired infections and antibiotic resistance and to discuss solutions and possibilities to halter the current trend.