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Anti Microbial Resistance

Rational medicine use requires that patients receive medications appropriate to their clinical needs, in doses that meet their individual requirements, for an adequate period, and at the lowest cost to them and their community. However, irrational medicine use is a widespread and persistent problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as much as 50 percent of global medicine use is inappropriate. Poor medicine use can harm individual patients through treatment failure, for example, or can harm society, through the promotion of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR is a steadily growing global health crisis that leaves established, first-line treatments ineffective at managing several significant infectious diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and gonorrhoea. Alert to this crisis, the May 2015 World Health Assembly adopted global action on antimicrobial resistance, which outlines five objectives:

 

Training Programs

International Academy of Public Health
4 courses

Basic Antimicrobial Resistance

Program Overview The Basic Antimicrobial Resistance Program equips participants with the important...

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International Academy of Public Health
4 courses

Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance

Program Overview The Surveillance and Research of Antimicrobial Resistance Program equips...

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International Academy of Public Health
5 courses

Advanced Antimicrobial Resistance

Program Overview The Advanced Antimicrobial Resistance Program equips participants with the skills...

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