This LSHTM short course on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) aims to equip delegates with knowledge and tools to address each of the objectives of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on AMR:
1) to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance;
2) to strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research;
3) to reduce the incidence of infection;
4) to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents; and
5) 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.
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at those designing, implementing and evaluating strategies to address 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.
Course dates – 12 – 16 July 2021