Intra-hospital infections, along with the resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobials, currently one of the most acute problems in the world and in neighbouring countries. Republic of Macedonia in 2013 is actively involved in CAESAR network monitoring of antimicrobial resistance. Statistically, if you consider the data from ECDC, and data from the CAESAR program where participate non EU countries, it will be noted that the situation in our country is at unenviable level. High rates of resistance to antibiotics, compared to Western Europe, is just one more indication that it must seriously approach towards the problem of infections acquired in the hospital environment because these two problems are closely interconnected.
One of the conditions for entry into the European Union is the prevention of intra-hospital infections. This meeting is important for sharing experiences and making conclusions for further cooperation in the region and easier integration in EU programs. Improving condition of monitoring and prevention of intra-hospital infections should be one of the priority tasks of all ,, policy makers ,, in the country and region.
Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia is actively making efforts to improve the situation with intra-hospital infections in the country and appears to be a sponsor of this professional meeting, said Director of the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia, ass. Dr. Shaban Memeti.