October 7, 2016 Verkhovna Rada Committee on Health held a round table dedicated to the problem of antibiotic resistance and infection control. The roundtable participants noted that the resistance of infectious diseases pathogens to antibiotics is now one of the most serious threats to public health. Also, the situation is compounded by the fact that in Ukraine today there is no national strategy and action plan for the rational use of antimicrobial drugs both in public health, and veterinary medicine.
At the event delivered a speech head of the National Committee of Ukraine on Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Head of the Department of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Professor Aidyn Salmanov. He informed the round table participants on the incidence of healthcare- associated infections and trends of antibiotic resistance in pathogens of these infections in Ukraine.
Professor Aidyn Salmanov presented the book “Antimicrobial resistance and healthcare- associated infections in Ukraine. Epidemiological report of the multicenter study”, which presents the results of epidemiological analysis of the incidence of nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance of pathogens in Ukraine for 2010-2014 years. The book also presents recommendations for improving the epidemiological surveillance system and enhance the effectiveness of the complex of preventive and anti-epidemic measures aimed at curbing the emergence and spread of resistant strains of microorganisms.
The event was attended by deputies of Ukraine, representatives of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ministry of Health, other relevant ministries and agencies, public health departments of regional state administrations, the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, higher medical educational institutions, medical institutions, associations, representatives of international organizations and the media.