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:

  • Review why healthcare facilities are becoming unsafe and the need for infection prevention and control

  • Define the role of the laboratory in keeping healthcare facilities safe

  • Describe options for building laboratory capacity to monitor healthcare-associated infections to provide early alerts of outbreaks and aid in infection prevention and control

Week 3 Outline

(Approximately 60 minutes to complete Week 3)

  • Why are hospitals becoming unsafe: The impact of COVID-19

  • The Role of the Laboratory in Keeping Hospitals Safe

  • Strategies to Prioritise HAIs and Pathogens for Surveillance

  • Outbreak Investigations to Keep Hospitals Safe

  • Building Laboratory Capacity for Screening and Surveillance of HAIs

  • Building Capacity for Laboratory Data Management, Reporting and Sharing

  • Continuous Professional Development

  • Closing Remarks

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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