Project Title

APEC Conference on Strategies against the Evolving Threats from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): From Awareness to Concrete Action 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

HWG 02 2017A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HWG 02 2017A 

Project Title

APEC Conference on Strategies against the Evolving Threats from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): From Awareness to Concrete Action 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Human Security 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

99,500 

Co-funding Amount

85,500 

Total Project Value

185,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Health Working Group (HWG) 

Topics

Health 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Chou Jih-Haw 

Job Title 1

Director-General 

Organization 1

Centers for Disease Control 

Postal Address 1

No 6, Linshen South Road, Taipei, 10050 

Telephone 1

886-2 23918508 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

jchou@cdc.gov.tw 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Chou Jih-Haw 

Project Summary

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to global public health that results in lost economic outputs due to increased mortality, prolonged sickness and reduced labor efficiency. If no effective strategy is put in place soon, it is estimated that by 2050, annual deaths attributable to AMR infections will increase to 10 million, and the cost in terms of global production loss will reach 100 trillion USD.

Because AMR spreads across borders, it is necessary to build our capacity to prevent, detect and respond to AMR threats. To ensure human security, Chinese Taipei proposes a project to provide APEC economies with a platform to discuss strategic actions on AMR. In addition, the project is expected to enhance international collaborations to fight against AMR. The proposed conference will be held in the September 2018 and will include the following activities: (1) interactive sessions to share strategies on combating AMR (2) poster presentation, and (3) a site visit to a hospital that implements the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Relevance

The threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is growing at an alarming rate worldwide and endangers global health. Today, at least 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections every year. Unless proactive action is taken, the burden of deaths from AMR due to non-compliance with infection control and shortage of new antimicrobials in development could lead to as many as 10 million deaths each year by 2050, with the largest numbers in Asia. By the time, the total economic loss could cost nearly 100 trillion USD. In response to the biggest crisis of AMR, global leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2016 to commit to fighting AMR together. 

To address the AMR issue, Chinese Taipei has launched the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program since 2013. The program includes the establishment of a cross-departmental cooperating mechanism involving hospital leaders, infectious disease specialists, pharmacists, clinical microbiologists, infection control nurses, information system technicians, etc., internal and external audit, reporting of surveillance indexes, performance benchmarking, certification and the promotion of computer-assisted information systems.

In recent years, many APEC economies have also been making efforts to combat AMR. Nevertheless, drug-resistant pathogens, including the growing number of “superbugs”, can spread across borders. Facing this increasing threat, no single APEC economy can solve the AMR problem on their own. It is clear that the need to adopt a cooperative, multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral and even cross-economies’ approach to address the issue is more urgent than ever. Therefore, we would like to propose this project to provide APEC economies with a platform to share and discuss strategic actions that cover topics such as surveillance and monitoring of AMR and antimicrobial consumption, optimizing the use of antimicrobial agents, epidemiology and laboratory research of drug-resistance as well as infection prevention and control. 

The project falls under Rank 2 of the 2017 Funding Criteria: Secure Growth- “Health and health systems, including the implementation of Healthy Asia Pacific 2020”. It was specifically stated in the actions of the Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020 initiative that to achieve the goal of enhancing regional cooperation on human security, improving infection prevention and control, reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance and increasing the stewardship of antimicrobial drugs are complementary actions to be undertaken. The project can provide APEC economies with a platform for AMR-related strategic dialogue and innovative technology information sharing, which will help build APEC economies’ capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to AMR threats.

Objectives

1) To share experiences and information with APEC economies and stakeholders, as well as to discuss strategic actions to tackle AMR threats, and infection prevention and control measurements.

1) To encourage international exchange for AMR and antimicrobial consumption surveillance data in order to strengthen communications and collaboration among APEC economies.

3) To introduce the latest development in AMR diagnostics, treatment, and management to enhance APEC economies’ capacity in AMR prevention, detection, and response.

Alignment

Enhancing health security has been always one of the APEC top priorities as it is fundamental to economic growth and prosperity. The project directly responds to the declaration set by APEC Leaders meetings. In the 2015 APEC Leaders’ Declaration, the leaders recognize that disaster resilience includes the ability to collaborate in detecting and preventing the spread of communicable disease. They support the development of the Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020 Roadmap and APEC’s working partnership with other relevant global initiatives for strengthening infectious disease control. Besides, during the 2015 APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy, the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the region was highlighted, and the meeting called for a renewed, comprehensive, multi-sector effort to strengthen the infection control infrastructure and relevant knowledge and skills to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).Moreover, this project also meet multiple priorities in alignment with APEC goals as follows: 

1) The project also echoes the 2015 APEC Ministerial Meeting where the ministers declared, “We urge all APEC economies to focus on improving health emergency preparedness, surveillance, and response and recovery systems for public health events”.

2) This project also responds to the 2016 APEC Ministerial Meeting where the ministers called on APEC economies to continue to work together to enhance the evidence base for policy development, effective health interventions, improved decision-making, and impact measurement.

3) This project aligns with the APEC HWG’s Strategic Plan 2016-200.  It supports the HWG vision of an APEC region with health systems equipped to protect against and effectively respond to health-related threats to trade, investment and economic growth; and healthy populations; and the HWG Mission statement by providing a forum for information-sharing and technical cooperation. It supports the HWG objective of building health system resilience by enhancing preparedness for effective, equitable and efficient management of infectious diseases.

TILF/ASF Justification

In recent years, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) problem has been widely recognized as a growing threat to global health, and the highest prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in major bacterial pathogens is found in the Asia Pacific Region. Among APEC economies, the developing economies is facing a huge challenge. One of the key goals of this conference is to promote the latest development in surveillance systems, infection control, policies, treatment and prevention to participants from developing economies. Through this conference, we hope to assist APEC developing economies in building relevant capacities to reduce the incidence of antimicrobial resistance. All APEC member economies will be invited to participate in this conference, especially the stakeholders from APEC developing economies. Overall, the conference includes interactive sessions, poster presentation and a site visit to the hospitals that are aimed to provide participants with comprehensive information on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) policies and practical clinical management. In addition, we expect potential cooperation with others and economic benefits following this project.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project will be achieved in the form of international conference exploring strategic actions to prevent and control AMR, and aspiring to establish a collaborative network of APEC economies and international communities for exchange of information and knowledge in between. It consists of a 2-day conference, which will be held in Chinese Taipei in late September of 2018.

Professionals and experts who are responsible for surveillance AMR and antimicrobial consumption, infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, clinical microbiology and diagnosis, infectious diseases management, and epidemiology from the public and the private sectors in APEC economies and international organizations (e.g. WHO, and Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control, etc.) will be invited to be a moderator or a speaker. They will introduce the latest situation and practices involved in this filed, share their experience, and discuss the best practices to tackle the AMR problem.

Participants from APEC member economies will be invited to provide brief information on their own AMR relevant researches, plans and strategies before the conference for the production of posters. Participating economies’ AMR–related information posters will be produced beforehand by the host. In addition, the conference manuals, including updated information and successful experiences shared by economies, abstracts, and brief introduction of moderators or speakers, will be prepared in advance and distributed to the participants during the conference. Further, a contact information booklet containing the contact details of the participating experts will be developed to facilitate further communication among all the economies after the conference, and related documents will also be uploaded to the APEC HWG website as well as the website of the Chinese Taipei CDC for access by the general public continuously. 

In addition, we will arrange a site visit to 1-2 hospital(s) that implements the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Chinese Taipei. Through the site visit, not only can all the participants witness our implementation of infection control, the management of antimicrobial usage, and the surveillance of drug-resistant pathogens and healthcare-associated infections first-hand, but also exchange their own experience with our frontline health professionals. 

At the end of conference, we will conduct the conference evaluation by a questionnaire survey to assess participants and experts’ satisfaction comments and suggestions. Finally, a completion report on the conference will be generated in line with the APEC regulations and will include the results of the conference evaluation.  All the conference documents and materials will be submitted to the HWG and uploaded to the APEC HWG website.

Outcomes: To combat AMR, greater emphasis should be placed on strengthening hygiene and infection prevention and control measures and using antimicrobials appropriately. For each APEC economy’s infection control and antimicrobial stewardship strategies are not exactly same, the project will provide a platform to let the participants learn and communicate the multimodal strategies, best practices, or new approaches for combatting AMR with one another in APEC region. Therefore, the project will not only raise the participants’ awareness on the importance and urgency of AMR threat to public health and social-economic development during the conference, but also enhance the participants’ capacity to resolve the AMR problems when they return to their home economies through revising practices, policies or regulations based on local context in the near future.

Because AMR can spread across borders, we hope APEC member economies could establish a long-lasting collaborative relationship for the ultimate containment of AMR. To achieve this goal, the project will collect the contact details of moderators, speakers, government officials and participants who are experts in or deal with AMR and infection control efforts and programs. The participants can use this information to find out appropriate professionals and experts to contact and establish further cooperation such as surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial consumption or AMR relevant scientific researches. Moreover, an AMR expert network will be established at the conference to enable participants to consult and exchange information with other experts even after they return to their economies. Chinese Taipei will keep working closely with these experts and encourage them to share their economies’ AMR-related data and information with all participants continuously, and such information will continue to be updated on either HWG or Chinese Taipei CDC website in a timely manner. 

Additionally, hard and soft copies of the conference materials will be prepared and distributed at the conference. It will facilitate participants in further applications of the knowledge and information acquired during the conference. The participants are encouraged to make optimal use of the conference materials. They can duplicate the CD and share it with the experts in their economies who can also obtain the same information and knowledge on the latest strategies of AMR control and prevention. All the conference documents will also be uploaded to the APEC HWG website. 

Beneficiaries: The targeted beneficiaries of this project are health policymakers, public health officers, health care workers, public health researchers/scholars/analysts, epidemiologists, microbiologists, immunologists, pharmaceutical professionals, biotechnology experts, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, especially those who are in charge of AMR prevention, control and treatment in APEC economies and relevant partners in the private sector, academia, NGOs, and international organizations.

During the conference, AMR prevention and control experts’ researches, speeches and posters will be shared and discussed. We expect thathrough the sharing of professional information and practical experience, participants can understand what effective strategic actions APEC member economies have taken, learn from other economies’ experience to improve their capacity implementing action plans and adopting the best practices to combat AMR to local context in their economies. Facing the increasing challenges posed by the AMR problem, we also expect the participants to be able to assess the impact of the strategies routinely after implementing AMR strategies.

Furthermore, they are encouraged to utilize the knowledge and information they have gained during the conference to influence decision makers or  other health care workers in their respective economies. We hope this methodology can be applied via a hub and spoke model to augment the benefits of this proposal beyond the participants.

This project will provide the basis of future actions taken by public health authorities and healthcare professionals in the APEC economies. This will benefit all people by reducing the overall death from infection, economic loss and health care costs associated with AMR and improving regional health security.

Dissemination

To ensure a productive conference, the presentation slides and relevant materials will be collected ahead of the conference and distributed to the participants on site. Documents and materials in the conference, such as conference agenda, a booklet containing the contact details of the participants, feedback evaluation and other materials will be prepared in either hard or soft copies, and about 100 copies will be released. The final report will comply with the APEC publications, logo guidelines and copyrights and will be submitted to the APEC Secretariat after the conference is finished.

We will encourage all participants to participate in events of the conference actively. Before the conference, when they register for the conference, participants will be asked to provide brief information to showcase their AMR -related information results, plans and strategies. During the conference, 2/3 of the APEC member economies are anticipated to attend and posters will be produced by the host and displayed. 

Related documents will also be uploaded to the APEC HWG website as well as the website of the Chinese Taipei CDC for access by the general public, especially those who are in charge of AMR control and prevention programs. In addition, a QR code will be developed and included in the conference handbook. All information can be accessed online through scanning the QR code linking to the website of Centers for Disease Control, Chinese Taipei. Free online information will be available for public health workers and health care professionals to obtain even if they are not able to attend the conference.

The participants are encouraged to make an optimal use of the conference documents. They can duplicate the materials and disseminate the knowledge upon returning to their economies to share with their colleagues and decision makers.  We will update the expert list and related information about AMR control policies frequently on the HWG website as we receive feedback from the participants.

Gender

Both men and women will be encouraged to attend this conference. The project team (including leadership) is comprised of both men and women. Invitation will be circulated to all APEC member economies, with the anticipation of equal participation, at least 40-50% of the invited participants will be female. We anticipate that the conference will involve at least 30-50 percent of female speakers. Additionally, we will actively encourage female AMR researchers or public health workers to join the conference. To meet the statement of “Healthy Women, Healthy Economies” declared by APEC, we will encourage invited speakers attending the conference that while giving speeches they can emphasize the linkage between women’s health and AMR to raise the importance of  women’s health of all participants.

To provide women with more opportunities, we will consult related experts and invite as many women as possible to attend the conference as either speakers or delegates. The involvement of women in this project starts from planning, managing, and organizing up to conducting the project. We will confer with the Chinese Taipei GFPN during the planning stage.

Work Plan

The project consists of a 2-day conference that including three stages:

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

Preparation period

1. Establish a planning team and assign responsibilities.

2. Consult related agencies, academic sector and other interested stakeholders from the host economy and co-sponsoring economies.

3. Identify the content of the conference program and invite moderators and speakers.

4. Send out invitation letters and Administration Circular to all APEC members.

5. Collect participating economies’ AMR-related information and prepare to produce the posters.

6. Prepare conference documents and develop a questionnaire to assess participants’ satisfaction.

·   Speaker/ moderator list

·   Participant list

·   Agenda (draft)

Implementation period

1. Conference

(1) The topics1 include:

A.  Effective “One Health” policy actions required to combat AMR;

B.  Improving surveillance and monitoring of AMR and antimicrobial consumption;

C.  Optimizing the use of antimicrobial agents such as clinical microbiologists’ role in prescribing antimicrobial, formula restriction, and audit of antimicrobial prescription, etc.;

D.  Epidemiology and laboratory research of drug-resistance;

E.  Infection prevention and control practices.

(2) Participants2: around 100-120 government officials and experts from 2/3 of the APEC member economies are expected to take part in the conference. It is expected to have 2 delegates recommended by each member economy to attend the conference.

2. Site visit: Site visit to 1-2 hospital(s) that implements the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Chinese Taipei will be arranged for all participants during the conference.

3. Poster presentation: All participants will have a quick understanding of the current AMR related research in respective APEC member economies and share experience and information with each other.

·   A conference manual

·   Posters

·   A Contact information booklet

Evaluation period

1. Conduct a questionnaire survey of the conference.

2. Formulate an evaluation report to be submitted to the HWG after implementing the conference.

3. The conference materials and related reports will be submitted to the APEC and upload to the APEC HWG website.

·   A completion report

Note 1: Each session will focus on the topics with the view of achieving the objectives set out for the conference. For experience exchange and discussion, 20-30 minutes will be reserved as Q&A time to allow all participants to have discussion with the speakers.

Note 2: Experts from non- APEC member economies and other international organizations will be invited to attend the conference as well. We will remain in close contact with the APEC Secretariat for advice on non-member participation and ensure the non-member participation guidelines are closely followed.

Risks

Risk 1: Unexpected disaster happens before or during the conference period.

Solution: If an unexpected disaster, such as a typhoon, an earthquake and a disease outbreak, happens before the conference, we will confer with the APEC Secretariat and all APEC economies to decide whether or not the conference should proceed. After considering the risk of the disaster and opinions, the decision if the conference should be postponed or held on time will be made. In addition, if most invited moderator, speakers and participants express their concerns for not being able to attend the conference due to an outbreak or a natural disaster, we will also defer the conference until further notice. Moreover, a preparedness plan will be prepared during the planning stage of the conference. Local emergency and police departments will be consulted to ensure a safe environment for all participants. 

Risk 2: Selected topics might not meet the needs of all HWG members.

Solution: We will confer with HWG members during the preparation stage. And, we will provide the latest agenda and related information of the conference to HWG members frequently and anticipate to get feedback from them. Besides, we will work closely with potential speakers to ensure their presentations meet the needs of all HWG members.

Risk 3:If some speaker can’t attend the conference unexpectedly.

Solution: During the planning stage of the conference, we will prepare a backup speaker list to cope with this kind of situation. If there is a cancellation of speaker, we will contact the backup speaker, and send out the invitation promptly.

Risk 4:Delayed submission of conference materials

Solution: As mentioned in the Section of Dissemination, in addition to preparing 100 copies of conference manual, we will also disseminate a QR code that links to the electronic copy of the conference manual to each participant. Therefore, if the production of the conference manual is delayed, the electronic copy can be readily downloaded on the website through scanning the QR code, and participants can use their mobile device to read the manual before hard copy is ready.

Risk 5:Lower Participation

Solution: Invitation will be circulated to all APEC member economies as well as domestic related organizations, and we will request confirmation early. Therefore, the percentage of participation can be continuously followed up and a backup participant list will be developed. If the percentage of participation is too low, we will invite the members on the backup list to participate in the conference in a timely manner.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The projects will be implemented under the umbrella of the APEC. Once the project is approved and the agenda is set, a detailed plan will be generated. We will set a strict timeline of actions for the project, which includes duration, activity, output, deadline, person in charge, etc. Each task will be assigned to a staff, and this person will have to organize and communicate all relevant matters with the team. In addition, PO will organize group meetings every 3~4 week to have operators reporting on the progress. Records will be made at each meeting for after-project review. The review meetings can ensure all the substantive and logistic arrangements for the conference are on track.  In addition, we will work closely with co-sponsor economies during the planning and implementation stages. We anticipate that there will be around 100 experts from 2/3 of the APEC member economies to participate in the conference. Before the conference, we will different channels to send out the invitation letters to HWG and LSIF members and encourage them to participate. The conference will involve at least 30-50 percent of female speakers. Additionally, we will actively encourage female AMR researchers or public health workers to join the conference. At least 40-50% of the invited participants will be female.

 A questionnaire survey will be handed out to the participants at the conference to assess their satisfaction and opinions. The feedback and comments from Speakers/ Participants regarding the content of the conference will be collected and analyzed. Further, we expect more than 70% of the participants will be satisfied with the result of the conference, which will be found out through conducting a questionnaire survey to assess participants’ satisfaction on the topics and speakers, etc.

The evaluation report reflecting the lessons learned and experience earned by respective APEC member economies will be formulated, which will help Chinese Taipei design better conference contents in the future. At the end of the conference, an evaluation report, recommendation or statement will be built upon the feedback from participants and submitted to the HWG and uploaded to the APEC HWG website.

Linkages

We plan to engage all the Ministries/Departments of Health of APEC economies in nominating eligible participants. During the preparation, we will engage the co-sponsoring economies and related agencies. Experts from non-APEC member economies and other international organizations will be invited to participate as either moderators or speakers. In addition, we will also invite the representatives from the Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF) and Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) to attend this conference, and experts from APEC, non-APEC member economies, the private sector, academia, NGOs, and other international organizations such as WHO and WPRO will be invited to attend the conference as moderators or speakers. We will remain in close contact with the APEC Secretariat for advice on non-member participation and ensure that the non-member participation guidelines are closely followed. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, a session will be arranged to discuss how cross-sector collaboration can tackle AMR, and experts from OIE, as well as the fields of agriculture, veterinary medicine and so on will be invited to participate in the session. 

Considering the APEC Secretariat’s suggestion on cross fora collaboration with project CTI 24 2017A Building Competence in Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance among APEC Economies ( which is looking to build laboratory competencies to detect AMR and emphasizes the One Health approach.), during the preparation period, we would like to share relevant information of the conference with Chile (proposing economy). In addition, we would be pleased to either join their conference if we receive an invitation or invite representatives from the Veterinary Science University of Chile (FAVET) and the Chilean Food Quality and Safety Agency to join us. After the completion of the conference, we would also be pleased to have the opportunity to share our completed report at SCSC.

Sustainability

This conference will serve as a platform for APEC member economies to exchange experience and information on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) control strategies and the current situation concerning antimicrobial resistant microbes, and to share the latest concepts for clinical management. It will assist the developing economies to identify major challenges and constrains in their economies and enhance their capacity building in order to establish a better control measures and management tactics. Participants can apply the knowledge and information learned from the conference to develop more suitable strategies for their own economies.

Hard copies and soft copies of the conference outputs will be disseminated to relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries for future recall and reference. Before the end of the conference, we will develop a contact information booklet containing contact details of the participating experts, including the moderators, speakers and participants who are the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) control program stakeholders in their respective economies. Participants are encouraged to exchange contacts during the conference to keep constant information exchange. We also hope to facilitate further communication among economies after the conference.

The conference will facilitate a better understanding of the antimicrobial resistance situation in the APEC region among the participants through discussing and sharing the latest information on relevant control efforts. In our future work, Chinese Taipei will revise our antimicrobial resistance strategic plan based on the new idea and information gained from the conference.  The result of the conference will be presented at HWG.

After project completion, we expect participating economies to gain a better insight into new AMR control strategies. In the recent years, more new researches and strategies for AMR control have become available.  So far their uses have only been approved in a few areas and are not yet widely available. We expect the participants to do more researches on those new strategies after they return to their home economies.

Through the poster presentation during the conference, the consensus on the importance of AMR control in APEC region can be reached and strengthened. Furthermore, through utilizing the expert network, sustained sharing of expertise to update one another on the latest management and surveillance systems can be achieved. When there is an epidemic related to AMR, we can identify and consult with the expert directly through the network, and we will also invite them to join future relevant conferences or activities we host, and the information provided by the expert will be uploaded to the website of HWG for who needs it. Therefore, through the expert network, participants can keep in touch with one another to strengthen the regional capacity to tackle AMR,. It is anticipated that long-term cooperation relationship among APEC member economies can be established to tackle AMR together.

Project Overseers

Dr. Jih-Haw Chou is the primary project overseer.

Dr. Chou is currently the Director-General of the Centers for Disease Control, which is the authority responsible for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in Chinese Taipei. He has been involved in tackling all scales of outbreaks, including the H1N1 pandemic, the H7N9 outbreak, the rabies outbreak among animals, the MERS outbreak overseas and the dengue outbreak at home. 

Professional Career:

- Director-General, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chinese Taipei

- Deputy Director-General, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chinese Taipei

- Health Commissioner, Taipei County Health Department

- Deputy Health Commissioner, Taipei County Health Department

- Director, Div. Research, Planning and Development, Taipei City Health Department

- Branch Chief, National Quarantine Service, Department of Health

- Specialist, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Department of Health

In order to ensure the conference proceeds as planned, Mr. Cheng-Hao (Collin) Wu is assigned to be the project coordinator to coordinate with the APEC Secretariat, professional event organizer and APEC economies, and to manage and implement this project. Mr. Wu’s contact details are as follows:

Contact person
Cheng-Hao Wu (Collin)
International Cooperation Officer
Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chinese Taipei
Tel:  +886 2 23959831
Fax: +886 2 23920190
E-mail: collinwu@cdc.gov.tw

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

We will hire 2 short-term clerical staff from a professional conference organizer for 4.5 months to assist their responsibilities include selection and booking of the site and venue, food selection, transportation arrangement, participant registration, speakers’ papers and conference documents collection, managing all administrative, logistical and technical issues associated with the conference. Their roles are to assist us in ensuring the smooth running of the event and the needs of all participants are appropriately met. All final decisions will be made by the project coordinator.

For providing high-quality conference service to all participants, we will select a professional conference organizer to assist us with the organization of the event. In accordance with the Government Procurement Act, the open selection meeting will be held. 

We will remain in close contact with the APEC Secretariat for advice on contracting of direct labor items and ensure the procurement principles are closely followed.

Waivers

On the second day of the conference, a site visit to 1~2 hospitals, which have successfully implemented Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Chinese Taipei, will be arranged for all the foreign participants, including the moderators, speakers and delegates from participating APEC member economies. The visit will provide an overview of practical procedures in AMR control and prevention, covering infection control, surveillance, laboratory diagnosis and relevant management model. Hospital personnel will be onsite to share their experiences on how to control healthcare-associated infection and prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistant microbes.

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