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Views from different countries on how to leverage lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic for AMR

Watch Regina Berba (Philippines), Patty Garcia (Peru), Raiva Simbi (Zimbabwe), Amal Al-Maani (Oman) share learnt from COVID-19 pandemic for AMR.

What are some of the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and how can we leverage them to build stronger AMR programmes?

Hear from our faculty from around the world:

Dr Regina Berba, National AMR Programme, Philippines

Dr Amal Saif Al-Maani, Ministry of Health, Oman

Prof Patricia Garcia, Cayetano Heredia University, Peru

Dr Raiva Simbi, Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe

Dr Bill Rodriguez, the CEO of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Switzerland

There are 3 major areas where COVID-19 and AMR have commonalities:

  • Threats to global security is real but many remain unaware of AMR as a global crisis
  • Skills honed for public health messages and effective communication about the pandemic can be shared and applied to messaging for AMR
  • Technological advances made during the COVID-19 pandemic can be applied to build better laboratory capacity and data systems for a more resilience AMR programme.
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