Target Audience

This activity is specifically designed for laboratory technologists, managers and clinicians involved in the use of diagnostic test results to guide rational use of antimicrobials and in antimicrobial stewardship programmes.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Provide an update on the global crisis of AMR and the cost of inaction

  • Define healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs), its causes and the importance of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings

  • Describe the role of the laboratory in the AMR response and in the prevention and control of HAIs

Week 1 Outline

(Approximately 60 minutes to complete Week 1)

  • Introduction to the Course

  • The Global Crisis of AMR and the Cost of Inaction

  • What are HAIs and why are they important?

  • Role of the Laboratory in the Prevention and Control of HAIs

  • Summary of Week 1

Course Directors

Professor Rosanna Peeling, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and International Diagnostics Centre, UK

Dr. Debi Boeras, Founder & CEO of Global Health Impact Group and Global Health CPD, US

Dr. Carl Boodman, University of Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Noah Fongwen, Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Advisers, Guest Faculty & Partners: India

  • Sayantan Banerjee, Associate Professor and in charge of Infectious Diseases Services, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS Kalyani

  • Nitin Gupta, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, KMC Manipal

  • Chiranjoy Mukhopadhyay, Professor of Microbiology and Director of Manipal Institute of Virology, KMC Manipal

  • Mallika Sengupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS Kalyani

Advisers, Guest Faculty & Partners: Africa

  • Dr. Raiva Simbi, Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe

  • Dr. Yenew Kebede, Africa CDC, Ethiopia

  • Dr. Fauzia Mohamed, Africa CDC, Ethiopia

  • Dr. Dadi Falay, University Hospital of Kisangani, DRC

  • Dr. Ilesh Jani, National Health Institute, Mozambique

  • Dr. Yakhya Dieye, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal

  • Dr. Cheikh Fall, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal

  • Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal

Advisers, Guest Faculty & Partners: Latin America

  • Mr. Carlos Gouvea, Latin American Alliance for the Development of In Vitro Diagnostics (ALADDiV), Brazil

  • Dr. Segundo Leon, Universidad Privada San Juan Bautista, Peru

Advisers, Guest Faculty & Partners: Asia and Europe

  • Dr. Regina Berba, University of the Philippines

  • Dr. Amal Saif Al-Maani, Ministry of Health, Oman

  • Professor V Ramasubramanian, Capstone Multispeciality Clinic, Apollo Hospitals, India

  • Dr. Nitin Gupta, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

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