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Why is this course important for Africa?

Short introductory video by Professor Oyinola Oduyebu.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global problem, however, in this video Professor Oyinola Oduyebo explains the specific problems faced in Africa and how this course can help healthcare staff develop antimicrobial stewardship strategies to combat the issues.

Lives lost from AMR: The damaging effects of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are already manifesting themselves across the world. Antimicrobial-resistant infections cause hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world.

The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014) by O’Neill summarised the following issues:

  • AMR is a global problem

  • Treatment options are limited

  • Global consumption is up

  • Overuse and misuse leads to harm

You may also like to watch the Youtube video “Why is antibiotic stewardship important” created by our colleagues at the Sinai Health System – University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (SHS-UHN ASP) We would like to thank them for allowing us to use this video.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Meet your educators

Your educators are based in Nigeria and work for the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos (CMUL) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Professor Oyinola Oduyebo Professor of Clinical Microbiology.

Dr Iretiola Fajolu FMCPaed, MWACP, MBBS, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Paediatrician, Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Dr Alero Roberts Public Health Physician, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Professor Fosalade Ogunsola Clinical Microbiologist.

Dr Philip Oshun Clinical Microbiologist, Infection Control Practitioner MBChB, MPH MSc, FMCPath.

Dr Chioma Osuagwu Clinical Microbiologist.

This course has been developed in collaboration with Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) and the British Society for Antimicrobial Stewardship (BSAC).

Membership to the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is free and a great way to keep up-to-date with antimicrobial resistance and stewardship practices.

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Your learning

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