On the podcast is Pierre Parneix.
Pierre, a French medical doctor, has specialized in public health and infection control since 1992. He is the president of the French Society for Hospital Hygiene and heads up the southwestern France healthcare-associated infection control center based at the Bordeaux university hospital. Pierre was also one of the members of the COVID-19 commission for France for President Macron.
Pierre focuses his work on antimicrobial resistance surveillance and prevention in hospitals and communication and intervention support in the field of healthcare-associated infection prevention.
"Infection control is medical science, so you need to have innovation and change. But sometimes people are very reluctant to change, which is why making the change is difficult."
"We need to show that innovation could help us to decrease the burden on infection but also help the professionals to do things more easily - any innovation should be helpful in some way."
On the cost of outbreaks
"It's known that outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms can be very expensive - we need to have progress and innovation in this area."