ISSA seminar focuses on healthcare

8th of May 2012
ISSA seminar focuses on healthcare

Cleaning industry association ISSA has once again put together a stimulating seminar programme this week, running alongside the exhibition. Here's what's coming up tomorrow, Wednesday.

13.00-15.00 - Cleaning in the 21st century: the vital importance of cleaning in healthcare. Room D201-202

ISSA is collaborating with the World Federation of Cleaning Service Contractors (WFBSC) to host this seminar. Keynote speaker Professor Didier Pittet, programme director of the Infection Control Programme and World Health Organisation (WHO) will focus on the impact that cleaning can have on the risk and spread of infection. There will be particular emphasis on global hand hygiene initiatives, the WHO's Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Clean Care is Safe Care', and WHO's engagement with the business community.

There will also be a roundtable discussion, addressing issues such as ‘Life After Chlorine', ‘The Impact of Hygiene in the Prevention of Disease' and ‘the Importance of Hand and Surface Hygiene'. Discussion panellists include Andrew Large, chief executive of the UK Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and manager of the secretariat of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC); Keith Baker, ISSA director of services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Thea Daha, infection control professional, Dutch Working Party for Infection Prevention at Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands; and Vera Ushakova, chairman of the board of the Russian Cleaning Companies Association (RCCA) and general manager of Chemitech Co.

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