Special thanks to

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

People who voluntarily 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
  • Dr. Martin Hojman, Clinica de los Virreyes and Hospital “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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
  • Dr. Ana Paula Matos Porto, PHD student at University of 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.

Network coordinators who provided recommendations for the new Global-PPS protocol

  • Dr. Charles Frenette, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Aalaa Afdal, Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs, Rational Drug Use department, Hospital Pharmacy Administration, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Dr. Peter Zarb, Infection Control Unit, Health-Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta.
  • Dr. Chukwuma Umeokonkwo, Department of Community Medicine, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
  • Prof. Svetlana Rachina, Russian Friendship University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • Dr. Biljana Carevic, hospital epidemiologist, Clinical center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dr. Marimuthu Kalisvar, HAI surveillance unit, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore.

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.