Project Title

APEC and Global Health Security Agenda Joint Initiative on Establishing Basic Infection Prevention and Control Infrastructure 

Project Year

2015   

Project Number

HWG 02 2015S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

HWG 02 2015S 

Project Title

APEC and Global Health Security Agenda Joint Initiative on Establishing Basic Infection Prevention and Control Infrastructure 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2015 

Sponsoring Forum

Health Working Group (HWG) 

Topics

Health 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF) 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Korea 

Expected Start Date

01/06/2015 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2015 

Project Proponent Name 1

Erika Elvander 

Job Title 1

Director, Office of Asia and the Pacific, Office of Global Affairs 

Organization 1

US Department of Health and Human Services 

Postal Address 1

330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20002, USA 

Telephone 1

1-202 2601644 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

Erika_Elvander@hhs.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Nadira Meilewa 

Job Title 2

Economic and Human Security Specialist 

Organization 2

US-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration 

Postal Address 2

c.o 35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119616 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

NMailewa@nathaninc.com 

Declaration

Erika Elvander and Nadira Meilewa 

Project Cost (US$)

$150,000.00 

Project Summary

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are global problems that are affecting hundreds of millions of patients and resulting in significant health and economic costs.  HAIs are a major challenge to the effective and efficient delivery of healthcare services in all economies, but place developing economies, which have an urgent need to support rapidly developing healthcare systems, at particular risk.  Understanding the economic and health impact of HAIs is limited as data on HAIs are at best incomplete in developed economies and almost non-existent in developing economies. In addition, best practices in infection prevention and control are rarely used.  It is estimated that as many as 20 percent of patients admitted for treatment in developing economies are affected by an HAI.  

APEC continues to lead efforts to prevent and control HAI and AMR through strengthening infectious disease surveillance capabilities, promoting public-private partnerships and multisectoral solutions, sharing infection prevention and control best practices, and raising awareness of public health and financial costs of HAI and AMR. APEC’s efforts are strongly aligned with global efforts undertaken under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) which is a multilateral and multisectoral approach to strengthen global capacities to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats, including HAI and AMR. 

Building on the work progress to date by the APEC Health Working Group (HWG) and the Life Science Innovation Forum (LSIF), APEC Member Economies led by the United States, Korea, and other interested economies will work to implement a self-funded project aimed at promoting policy dialogue and action to establish sustainable infection prevention and control (IPC) infrastructure.

The objectives are closely aligned with the strategic directions of “Healthy Asia Pacific 2020” and the HWG’s 2013-2015 Strategic Plan of building resilient health systems and supporting healthy populations. The project is also aligned closely with two of the HWG’s key objectives: strengthening health systems and building multisectoral capacity for health across economies.

The objectives of the project will be achieved through:

1. A High-level Policy Forum to secure high level commitment  and engagement on establishing sustainable infection prevention and control infrastructure to address HAI and AMR in the Asia Pacific region.

2. A pilot Model IPC Capacity Building Program  for APEC Developing Economies which supports multisectoral partnerships to enhance regional collaboration, best practice sharing and capacity building.

The High Level Policy Forum titled “APEC-GHSA Policy Forum on Partnering to Establish Basic Infrastructure for Infection Prevention and Control” will be held in Seoul, Korea in September 2015. The Forum will seek the engagement of leaders, policy makers and clinical experts to establish a multisectoral partnership approach to establish critical institutional infrastructure and workforce development training for IPC of HAI and AMR. The policy forum will also seek agreement on the launch of a pilot IPC capacity building program in key APEC developing economies. The capacity building program will progress in 2016 in target economies.

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