Special thanks to

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bioMérieux is the sole sponsor of the GLOBAL Point
Prevalence Survey. The funder has no role in study
design, data collection, data analysis, data
interpretation, or writing the report. Data are strictly confidential and stored anonymous at the coordinating centre of the University of Antwerp.



Hundreds of healthcare professionals who are voluntarily collecting and submitting data globally

People who voluntary helped us with translation of protocol and data-collection templates

We would sincerely like to thank Global-PPS participants who voluntary translated the protocol and/or data collection templates into another language. Translated versions have been critically revised.

For the translation into Spanish:

  • Dr. Pilar Retamar, Infectous Diseases Consultant, ID and CM Department, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain
  • Professor Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain

For the translation into French:

  • Professor Vincent Jarlier, Laboratoire de Bactériologie- Hygiène, Pitié-Salpêtrière – Charles Foix Hospital, Paris, France

For the translation into Serbian:

  • Professor Ljubica Pejakov, anesthesiologist and pharmacologist, Clinical Centre of Montenegro
  • Associate Professor Natasa-Duborija Kovacevic, pharmacologist, Schoolof Medicine, University of Montenegro
  • Dr. Goran Mandic, paediatrician, Institute for Children Diseases, Clinical Centre of Montenegro
  • Professor Bogdanka Andric, infectiologist, Clinical Centre of Montenegro
  • Associate Professor Gordana Mijovic, microbiologist, Institute of Public Health of Montenegro

For the translation into Russian:

  • Baktygul Kambaralieva, CitiHope International, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

For the translation into Japanese:

  • Dr. Yoshiaki Gu, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan

For the translation into Portuguese:

  • Dr. Ana Cristina Gales, Division of Infectious Diseases, Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP/EPM (Escola Paulista de Medicina), São Paulo, Brazil

For the translation into Persian:

  • Shohreh Rezaei MD, MPH, Bioethic subdiscipline, English Editor of Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

For the translation into Arabic:

  • Aalaa Afdal, Infectious diseases Pharmacist, National Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator at Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs, MOH, Egypt.
  • dr. Mushira A. Enani, Infectious Diseases Consultant & Medical Director at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Other people to thank

  • Katelijn Nijsmans, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium for the original development of the website
  • Karen Peuteman, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium for the website maintenance
  • Robin Bruyndonckx, Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics (I-BIOSTAT), University of Hasselt, Diepenbeek, Belgium, for programming the feedback using The R Project for Statistical Computing.
  • Nico Drapier, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium for the development and maintenance of the online GLOBAL-PPS programme, a freely available web-based application for data-entry, validation and reporting.