For those of you who work in healthcare and public health, The Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition extends our most heartfelt appreciation for all that you are doing to combat COVID-19 on the front lines.
Reflecting on our collective work to combat AMR, we see many similarities between these efforts and what is now being done, with urgency, to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join our growing number of partners in the fight against AMR.
Why We All Need to Be Antimicrobial Resistance Fighters
In May 2015, the “Global Action Plan” to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed by the World Health Assembly. The goal of the plan is to ensure continuity of successful treatment and prevention of infectious diseases with effective and safe medicines that are quality assured, used in a responsible way, and accessible to all who need them.
The 5 objectives outlined in the “Global Action Plan” are to:
Improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance
Strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research
Learn about the complexity of treating COVID-19 patients, including the challenge of co-infections with drug resistance bacteria. Our guests will describe the patient experience of surviving COVID-19 and critical role of antimicrobial stewardship in managing COVID-19 patients. Discussion topics include how the COVID-19 pandemic potentiates AMR and emerging approaches to surveillance, treatment,…