Ø We are an international scientific community that works interactively through a network that aims at reducing healthcare-associated infections.
Ø To create a global network in order to join efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections, their attributable mortality, bacterial resistance, length of hospital stay, and extra cost.
Ø To standardize healthcare-associated infection surveillance definitions and methodology.
Ø To collaborate in the development, adaptation, promotion and edition of local guidelines for the control and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.
Ø To enhance safety and quality of health care in every healthcare facility.
Ø To optimize antimicrobial use for prophylaxis or treatment.
Ø To stimulate, support, guide and advise on the development of research projects aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections.
Ø To train healthcare workers in order to improve their skills for scientific research.
Ø To foster relevant scientific evidence-based literature for the surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections.
Ø To design and coordinate scientific research studies in order to analyze the clinical and cost effectiveness of proved or new infection control interventions.
Ø We consider healthcare-associated infections pose a global problem that requires the attention of the international scientific community.
Ø We consider infection control is feasible on the basis of evidence-based medicine, heeding regional diversity, educating and providing the medical community with enlightening information, providing tools eligible for systematic measurement, control and prevention.
Ø We consider healthcare safety and quality are inalienable rights of the patient and the patient’s environment that cannot be violated nor ignored.
Ø We consider extra costs attributable to extra length of hospital stay and consumption are avoidable, and therefore, public and hospital policies should assume responsibility for them.
Ø We trust the promotion of scientific research to find effective and legitimate answers.
Ø A society that recognizes the legitimate right of a hospitalized patient to be delivered safe health care.
Ø A society in which the scientific and medical community works for the safeguard of good infection control and surveillance practices.
Ø A society with the minimum incidence of healthcare-associated infections,