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Advocacy on Infection Prevention and Control


Advocacy Infection

Photo R-L:  Ms. Rose Dumpit (Unilab), Dr. Charissa Tabora (Research Institute For Tropical Medicine),
Dr. Melecia Velmonte (Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society), Dr. Eric Tayag (Dept. Of Health), Dr. Ruben C. Flores
(PHilippine Hospital Association), Dr. Madeiline Valera (Health Social Enterprise at Private Sector),
Ms Faye Ferrer (Healthcare Without Harm) and Mac Caliwara (PHA)

Spread of Infection and its dire consequences are serious matters. The "Hospitals Best Practices On Infection Prevention And Control Awards" was launched as one of its major advocacies by the Philippine Hospital Association last August, It is moving to "judgment day" with the deadline for submission of entries of October 15, 2014 coming closer. Awarding will be on November 20, 2014 during the ASIAN HOSPITAL FEDERATION-PHILIPPINE HOSPITAL ASSN JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE at the SMX Convention Center. To lend credence to the awards,  PHA President Dr Ruben C. Flores and Project Chairman and PHA Director Huberto Lapuz hand-picked prestigious personalities to compose the Board of Judges who will go over the submitted entries. The judges, in a meeting held on October 2, 2014, engaged in a lively discussion on the criteria.