Infection Control Dept, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta


A clinical microbiologist by training, Dr. Michael A. Borg heads the Department of Infection Control at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta, where he chairs the hospital’s Infection Control Committee and the country’s National Antibiotic Committee. He is also a past chair of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) and has formed part of several advisory committees of the European Centre for Disease Control on antimicrobial resistance and use of antibiotics in human medicine.
He has been involved in several EU funded projects on the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and antibiotic use within Europe and the Mediterranean region. He has authored or collaborated in more than 80 publications on these subjects within peer reviewed journals. His latest research interests focus especially on human behaviour and change management and their role in infection prevention and control as well as antibiotic stewardship.