Galina SolopovaHead of Infection Prevention DepartmentThe Dmitry Rogachev Federal Scientific-Clinical Center of Children's Hematology, Oncology and Immunology in Moscow
Our goal is to prevent serious infections among children whose immune systems are weakened by cancer chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation. These patients are susceptible to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections as well as to common childhood infections that healthy immune systems usually conquer. For these children and their families we have to ensure the highest standards in terms of infection prevention. Adding automated area decontamination to our program led to a significant reduction in infection rates.