International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) provides a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection and control of antimicrobial resistance around the world. Though advances in infection control and prevention are being made, antimicrobial resistance persists as a global threat confronting all countries alike.
Two Taiwan-made public health videos reached the finals of a clip award competition taking place as part of the fourth ICPIC 20-23 in Geneva.
“Be a Hero and Defend Health!” and “Antibiotics Awareness Week” are produced by the Centers for Disease Control under the Ministry of Health and Welfare and National Taiwan University Hospital, respectively.
The CDC video uses five animated characters in promoting such measures as washing hands and wearing surgical masks to prevent the spread of disease, while the NTUH one employs traditional Taiwan glove puppetry to explain the correct use of antibiotics and highlight the threat posed by antibiotic resistance.
Other videos vying for honors include “Hand Hygiene Awareness Week” by Vietnam-based Hung Vuong Hospital, “Hand Hygiene Painting Festival” by Iran-headquartered Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and “Health Care Without Avoidable Infections” by Switzerland-based World Health Organization.
According to ICPIC, all of the 11 finalists can be viewed online and the public is encouraged to vote for its favorite before June 20. Winners are set to be announced before the end of the four-day conference in the Swiss city.
The competition, which was launched in 2013 as part of the second ICPIC Conference, recognizes creative and high-quality promotional efforts related to infection control and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improving the principles of health care.
CDC is taking part in this year’s ICPIC, continuing the country’s involvement in the biennial event since its launch in 2011. Expected to attract over 1,000 attendees from more than 100 countries, the conference is a unique platform offering health care professionals the opportunity to share the latest advances in infection control and prevention. (KWS-E)