National Focal Points for Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Consumption and Healthcare-Associated Infections

The National Focal Points for Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Consumption and Healthcare-Associated Infections are nominated by the National Coordinator of the Coordinating Competent Body of each EU/EEA country.

By delegation of the National Coordinator, each National Focal Point is responsible for overseeing interactions between ECDC and the EU/EEA country regarding the activities related to the disease group for which they were nominated.

The National Focal Points, together with the Operational Contact Points for Epidemiology, for Microbiology and for TESSy (IT data manager) for each disease group, are members of the corresponding disease networks:

NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS AND ALTERNATES

 

Austria

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Reinhild Strauss, national focal point
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz, BMASGK)

Robert Muchl, alternate
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz, BMASGK)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Reinhild Strauss, national focal point
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz, BMASGK)

Robert Muchl, alternate
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz, BMASGK)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Reinhild Strauss, national focal point
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz, BMASGK)

Robert Muchl, alternate
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz, BMASGK)

 

Belgium

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Herman Goossens, national focal point
University of Antwerp (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Boudewijn Catry, alternate
Sciensano

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Herman Goossens, national focal point
University of Antwerp (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Eline Vandael, alternate
Sciensano

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Boudewijn Catry, national focal point
Sciensano

Karl Mertens, alternate
Sciensano

 

Bulgaria

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Stefana Sabtcheva, national focal point
National Oncology Hospital (Национална онкологична болница)

Bozhana Todorova, alternate
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Национален център по заразни и паразитно болести)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Stefana Sabtcheva, national focal point
National Oncology Hospital (Национална онкологична болница)

Bozhana Todorova, alternate
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Национален център по заразни и паразитно болести)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Elina Dobreva, national focal point
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Национален център по заразни и паразитно болести)

Nadezhda Vladimirova, alternate
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Национален център по заразни и паразитно болести)

 

Croatia

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Arjana Tambić, national focal point
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Zagreb (Klinika za infektivne bolesti “Dr. Fran Mihaljević”)

Iva Butić, alternate
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Zagreb (Klinika za infektivne bolesti “Dr. Fran Mihaljević”)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Marina Payerl-Pal, national focal point
Institute of Public Health County of Međimurje (Zavod za javno zdravstvo Međimurske županije)

Damjan Debelec, alternate
Institute of Public Health County of Međimurje (Zavod za javno zdravstvo Međimurske županije)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Ana Budimir, national focal point
University Hospital Centre Zagreb (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb, KBC)

Zrinka Bošnjak, alternate
University Hospital Centre Zagreb (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb, KBC)

 

Cyprus

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Linos Hadjihannas, national focal point
Directorate of Medical and Public Health Services (Διεύθυνση Ιατρικές Υπηρεσίες και Υπηρεσίες Δημόσιας Υγείας)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Maria Yiannitsarou, national focal point
Directorate of Medical and Public Health Services (Διεύθυνση Ιατρικές Υπηρεσίες και Υπηρεσίες Δημόσιας Υγείας)

Christiana Hadjioannou, alternate
Ministry of Health (Υπουργείο Υγείας)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Olga Kalakouta, national focal point
Directorate of Medical and Public Health Services (Διεύθυνση Ιατρικές Υπηρεσίες και Υπηρεσίες Δημόσιας Υγείας)

 

Czech Republic

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Helena Žemličková, national focal point
National Institute of Public Health (Státní zdravotní ústav, SZU)

Vladislav Jakubů, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Státní zdravotní ústav, SZU)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Jiří Vlček, national focal point
Charles University (Univerzita Karlova)

Rachel Pípalová, alternate
Charles University (Univerzita Karlova)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Vlastimil Jindrák, national focal point
National Institute of Public Health (Státní zdravotní ústav, SZU)

Dana Hedlová, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Státní zdravotní ústav, SZU)

 

Denmark

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Ute Wolff Sönksen, national focal point
Statens Serum Institut (SSI)

Jenny Dahl Knudsen, alternate
Hvidovre Hospital

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Ute Wolff Sönksen, national focal point
Statens Serum Institut (SSI)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Brian Kristensen, national focal point
Statens Serum Institut (SSI)

Elsebeth Tvenstrup Jensen, alternate
Statens Serum Institut (SSI)

 

Estonia

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Marina Ivanova, national focal point
East-Tallinn Central Hospital (Ida-Tallinna Keskhaigla)

Paul Naaber, alternate
Quattromed HTI Laboratories (Quattromed HTI Laborid)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Katrin Kurvits, national focal point
State Agency of Medicines (Ravimiamet)

Elviira Linask, alternate
State Agency of Medicines (Ravimiamet)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Pille Märtin, national focal point
West-Tallinn Central Hospital (Lääne-Tallinna Keskhaigla)

Piret Mitt, alternate
Tartu University Hospital (Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikum)

 

Finland

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Jari Jalava, national focal point
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

Outi Lyytikäinen, alternate
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Emmi Sarvikivi, national focal point
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

Tinna Voipio, alternate
Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea (Lääkealan turvallisuus- ja kehittämiskeskus Fimea)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Outi Lyytikäinen, national focal point
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

Emmi Sarvikivi, alternate
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

 

France

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Mélanie Colomb-Cotinat, national focal point
French Public Health Agency (Santé publique France)

Christian Brun-Buisson, alternate
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Philippe Cavalié, national focal point
French Public Health Agency (Santé publique France)

Anne Berger-Carbonne, alternate
French Public Health Agency (Santé publique France)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Anne Berger-Carbonne, national focal point
French Public Health Agency (Santé publique France)

Côme Daniau, alternate
French Public Health Agency (Santé publique France)

 

Germany

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Tim Eckmanns, national focal point
Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

Ines Noll, alternate
Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Tim Eckmanns, national focal point
Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Tim Eckmanns, national focal point
Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

 

Greece

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

George Daikos, national focal point
General Hospital of Athens - Laiko (Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Αθηνών Λαϊκό)

Sotirios Tsiodras, alternate
Medical School, University of Athens - Attikon Hospital (Ιατρική Σχολή, Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών - Νοσοκομείου Αττικόν)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Flora Kontopidou, national focal point
Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, HCDCP (Κέντρο Ελέγχου και Πρόληψης Νοσημάτων, ΚΕΕΛΠΝΟ.)

Achilleas Gikas, alternate
University of Crete (Πανεπιστήμιο της Κρήτης)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Achilleas Gikas, national focal point
University of Crete (Πανεπιστήμιο της Κρήτης)

Flora Kontopidou, alternate
Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, HCDCP (Κέντρο Ελέγχου και Πρόληψης Νοσημάτων, ΚΕΕΛΠΝΟ)

 

Hungary

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Andrea Kurcz, national focal point
National Public Health Center (Nemzeti Népegészségügyi Központ, NNK)

Ákos Tóth, alternate
National Public Health Center (Nemzeti Népegészségügyi Központ, NNK)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Andrea Kurcz, national focal point
National Public Health Center (Nemzeti Népegészségügyi Központ, NNK)

Mária Matuz, alternate
University of Szeged (Szegedi Tudományegyetem)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Andrea Kurcz, national focal point
National Public Health Center (Nemzeti Népegészségügyi Központ, NNK)

Ágnes Hajdu, alternate
National Public Health Center (Nemzeti Népegészségügyi Központ, NNK)

 

Iceland

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Karl Kristinsson, national focal point
Landspitali University Hospital (Landspítali)

Guðrún Sigmundsdóttir, alternate
Centre of Health Security and Communicable Disease Prevention

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Thorolfur Gudnason, national focal point
Centre of Health Security and Communicable Disease Prevention

Ólafur B. Einarsson, alternate
Centre of Health Security and Communicable Disease Prevention

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Olafur Gudlaugsson, national focal point
Landspitali University Hospital (Landspítali)

Guðrún Sigmundsdóttir, alternate
Centre of Health Security and Communicable Disease Prevention

 

Ireland

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Robert Cunney, national focal point
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)

Karen Burns, alternate
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Robert Cunney, national focal point
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)

Karen Burns, alternate
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Karen Burns, national focal point
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)

Robert Cunney, alternate
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)

 

Italy

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Annalisa Pantosti, national focal point
National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS)

Paolo D’Ancona, alternate
National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Claudia Santini, national focal point
Italian Medicines Agency (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, AIFA)

Maria Paola Trotta, alternate
Italian Medicines Agency (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, AIFA)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Maria Luisa Moro, national focal point
Regional Agency for Health and Social Care – Emilia-Romagna (Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale – Emilia-Romagna, ASSR E-R)

Silvio Brusaferro, alternate
University of Udine (Università degli Studi di Udine)

 

Latvia

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Elina Dimiņa, national focal point
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Slimību profilakses un kontroles centrs, SPKC)

Kate Vulāne, alternate
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Slimību profilakses un kontroles centrs, SPKC)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Elina Dimiņa, national focal point
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Slimību profilakses un kontroles centrs, SPKC)

Andis Sailis, alternate
State Agency of Medicines of Latvia (Zāļu valsts aģentūras, ZVA)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Elina Dimiņa, national focal point
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Slimību profilakses un kontroles centrs, SPKC)

Kate Vulāne, alternate
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Slimību profilakses un kontroles centrs, SPKC)

 

Lithuania

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Rolanda Valintėlienė, national focal point
Institute of Hygiene (Higienos institutas)

Jolanta Kuklytė, alternate
Institute of Hygiene (Higienos institutas)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Rolanda Valintėlienė, national focal point
Institute of Hygiene (Higienos institutas)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Rolanda Valintėlienė, national focal point
Institute of Hygiene (Higienos institutas)

 

Luxembourg

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Monique Perrin, national focal point
National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire National de Santé)

Martine Debacker, alternate
Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Marcel Bruch, national focal point
Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé)

Anne-Cécile Vuillemin, alternate
Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Martine Debacker, national focal point
Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé)

Françoise Berthet, alternate
Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé)

 

Malta 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Michael Borg, national focal point
Pathology laboratory, Mater Dei Hospital

Elizabeth Anne Scicluna, alternate
Pathology laboratory, Mater Dei Hospital

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Michael Borg, national focal point
Pathology laboratory, Mater Dei Hospital

Peter Zarb, alternate
Mater Dei Hospital

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Michael Borg, national focal point
Pathology laboratory, Mater Dei Hospital

Elizabeth Anne Scicluna, alternate
Pathology laboratory, Mater Dei Hospital

 

Netherlands 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Sabine de Greeff, national focal point
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, RIVM)

Mariken van der Lubben, alternate
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, RIVM)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Sabine de Greeff, national focal point
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, RIVM)

Stephanie Natsch, alternate
Radboud University Nijmegen (Rabdoud Universiteit Nijmegen)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Sabine de Greeff, national focal point
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, RIVM)

Mayke Koek, alternate
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, RIVM)

 

Norway 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Gunnar Skov Simonsen, national focal point
University Hospital of North Norway (Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge, UNN)

Martin Steinbakk, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet, FHI)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Hege Salvesen Blix, national focal point
National Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet, FHI)

Irene Litleskare, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet, FHI)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Hanne Merete Eriksen, national focal point
National Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet, FHI)

Oliver Kacelnik, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet, FHI)

 

Poland 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Dorota Zabicka, national focal point
National Medicines Institute (Narodowy Instytut Leków)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Anna Olczak-Pieńkowska, national focal point
National Medicines Institute (Narodowy Instytut Leków)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach, national focal point
Jagiellonian University Medical College (Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum)

Aleksander Deptuła, alternate
Nicolaus Copernicus University (Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika)

 

Portugal 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Maria do Rosário Rodrigues, national focal point
Directorate-General of Health (Direção-Geral da Saúde, DGS)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Maria do Rosário Rodrigues, national focal point
Directorate-General of Health (Direção-Geral da Saúde, DGS)

Luís Caldeira, alternate
National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (Autoridade Nacional do Medicamento e Produtos de Saúde, INFARMED)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Maria do Rosário Rodrigues, national focal point
Directorate-General of Health (Direção-Geral da Saúde, DGS) 

 

Romania 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Irina Codita, national focal point
National Institute of Research and Development for Microbiology and Immunology "Cantacuzino" (NIRDMI "Cantacuzino")

Gabriel Popescu, alternate
National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof.Dr.Matei Bals" (Institutul Național de Boli Infecţioase „Prof.Dr. Matei Balş”)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Gabriel Popescu, national focal point
National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof.Dr.Matei Bals" (Institutul Național de Boli Infecţioase „Prof.Dr. Matei Balş”)

Roxana Serban, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Institutul National De Sanatate Publica, INSP)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Roxana Serban, national focal point
National Institute of Public Health (Institutul National De Sanatate Publica, INSP)

Gabriel Popescu, alternate
National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof.Dr.Matei Bals" (Institutul Național de Boli Infecţioase „Prof.Dr. Matei Balş”)

 

Slovakia 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Eva Schréterová, national focal point
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika)

Milan Nikš, alternate
Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic (Úrad verejného zdravotníctva Slovenskej republiky, UVZSR)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Tomáš Tesař, national focal point
Commenius University (Univerzita Komenského)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Maria Štefkovičová, national focal point
Regional Public Health Authority - Trenčín (Regionálny úrad verejného zdravotníctva so sídlom v Trenčíne, RÚVZ Trenčín)

 

Slovenia 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Maja Šubelj, national focal point
National Institute of Public Health (Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje, NIJZ)

Aleš Korošec, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje, NIJZ)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Milan Cižman, national focal point
University Medical Centre Ljubljana (Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, UKCL)

Maja Šubelj, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje, NIJZ)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Irena Klavs, national focal point
National Institute of Public Health (Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje, NIJZ)

Mojca Serdt, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje, NIJZ)

 

Spain 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

José Campos, national focal point
National Centre of Epidemiology, Health Institute Carlos III (Centro Nacional de Epidemiologia - Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII)

Belen Aracil Garcia, alternate
National Centre of Epidemiology, Health Institute Carlos III (Centro Nacional de Epidemiologia - Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

José Campos, national focal point
National Centre of Epidemiology, Health Institute Carlos III (Centro Nacional de Epidemiologia - Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII)

Antonio López Navas, alternate
Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios, AEMPS)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Pilar Gallego Berciano, national focal point
National Centre of Epidemiology, Health Institute Carlos III (Centro Nacional de Epidemiologia - Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII)

Angel Asensio Vegas, alternate
University Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda)

 

Sweden 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Malin Grape, national focal point
Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

Sara Byfors, alternate
Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Malin Grape, national focal point
Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Malin Grape, national focal point
Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

Sara Byfors, alternate
Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

 

United Kingdom 

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Resistance

Alan Johnson, national focal point
Public Health England (PHE)

National Focal Point for Antimicrobial Consumption

Peter Davey, national focal point
Unversity of Dundee

National Focal Point for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Alan Johnson, national focal point
Public Health England (PHE)

Jacqui Reilly, alternate
Health Protection Scotland - NHS National Services Scotland

Page last updated 13 Mar 2019