19th June 2024

BSAC is delighted to announce that another two international healthcare organisations have been accredited by our Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Scheme (GAMSAS). Developed by BSAC and led by experts in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), GAMSAS reviews, mentors and accredits hospital AMS programmes through a standards-based process and aims to establish Centres of Excellence around the world to support the spread of effective AMS.

The following centres are the latest to receive accreditation:

  • The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357, an NGO-funded specialist cancer hospital in Cairo providing care for children from across Egypt, has been awarded GAMSAS level 2 accreditation.
  • The Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran (INCMNSZ), a tertiary government-funded hospital in Mexico City, has been awarded GAMSAS level 3 accreditation.

Both hospitals are the first in their country to receive BSAC GAMSAS accreditation and assessors were impressed with the innovative approaches and staff enthusiasm for developing local AMS initiatives.

The team in Mexico City has been supported by a quality improvement grant and collaborative working agreement with Pfizer.

Find out more about GAMSAS here.

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