Antimicrobial Resistance: A Multidisciplinary Approach
This short course is aimed at those designing, implementing and evaluating strategies to address Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). For example, the course would be relevant for members of National Action Plan committees, policy and practice professionals who are required to address and support AMR initiatives, mid-career scientists and postgraduate students, and clinicians who would benefit from an understanding of the public health importance of AMR and actions to tackle the problem. The course will have a specific focus on AMR in low- and middle-income countries. Applicants should have a good command of English, as all teaching will be in English.
At the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015, the World Health Assembly endorsed a Global Action Plan (GAP) to tackle AMR. Implementation is being supported by a tripartite collaboration of the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The GAP sets out five strategic objectives, which are being mirrored by national action plans around the world. Capacity to act upon these objectives has been identified as requiring strengthening.
This LSHTM short course aims to equip delegates with knowledge and tools to address each of the GAP objectives:
- to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance;
- to strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research;
- to reduce the incidence of infection;
- to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents; and
- develop the economic case for sustainable investment that takes account of the needs of all countries, and increase investment in new medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions.
The course addresses the need to understand multiple aspects of the intractable problem of antimicrobial resistance. It will enable attendees to develop inter-disciplinary, multi-sectorial One Health responses and interventions to reduce the global threat of AMR.
- Fees for this event are £1,280 which includes a Certification of Attendance. Reduced fees for applicants based in low- and middle-income countries are available.