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Summary of week 1

Noah Fongwen summarises what has been learnt over the course of week 1.
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SPEAKER: Congratulations. We have now reached the end of week one. By now, you should have a clearer understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the AMR programmes in countries. AMR remains a political and public health priority, but challenges remain, including globally harmonised targets to monitor progress, collaboration between sectors, and sustained funding. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the AMR response and will continue to do so. For example, the overuse of antibiotics and disruptions to health care and immunisation services. COVID-19 has brought us many new technological innovations in diagnostics. Innovations in data capture and strengthened surveillance for the COVID-19 pandemic can be leveraged to build a more responsive AMR programme.
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Next week, we will learn about the latest resistance trends and what new technologies can be used in the management of common clinical syndromes, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea. The activities of week two are available to view now. But if you decide to view them early, you may want to return to the comments and discussions while the week is live to see the perspectives of other learners and to offer your own. At the end of each week, we call it the key thoughts, the themes on any questions from your discussions into a summary document added to the Download section at the bottom of this page.

In this week, you have learnt that:

  • AMR remains a political and public health priority, but challenges remain, including globally harmonised targets to monitor progress, collaboration between sectors, and sustained funding
  • COVID-19 has impacted the AMR response, and will continue to do so, such as overuse of antibiotics, disruptions to health care and immunization services
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us potential positive impacts such as new technological innovations in diagnostics, real time data capture and strengthened surveillance. These advances may be leveraged to build a more responsive AMR programme.

Next week we will learn about the latest resistance trends and what new technologies can be used in the management of common clinical syndromes, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea.

The activities for week 2 are available to view now, but if you decide to view them early you may want to return to the comments and discussions while the week is live to see the perspectives of other learners and to offer your own.

At the end of each week, we collate the key thoughts, themes, and any questions from your discussions into a summary document added to the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

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