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Establishing Surveillance and Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

 

Implementing an integrated program for the prevention and control of HAIs and judicious utilization of antimicrobials in Latin America and the Caribbean

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a major cause of morbidity and a serious cause of mortality among affected individuals in hospitals and healthcare delivery settings. In addition to patient pain and suffering, HAIs increase healthcare costs due to the need of extended hospital stays, additional drugs, and other diagnostic and therapeutic measures. HAIs also generate indirect costs from loss of productivity for the patient and society as a whole.

This grant proposal requests, at minimum, an initial investment of $6,147,200 (US dollars) to provide a critical epidemiological surveillance program of healthcare associated infections in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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