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The future is in our hands

Rosanna Peeling and Noah Fongwen summarise the course and make a call to action for the future of AMR response.
NOAH FONGWEN: We have now reached the end of our course, Diagnostics for AMR– Building Back Better After the COVID-19 Pandemic. We hope you have enjoyed its content.
ROSANNA PEELING: The COVID-19 pandemic has given us increased testing capacity with faster and more sensitive tests, better surveillance systems, and the technology to transform data into real-time intelligence to guide control strategies.
NOAH FONGWEN: We heard from global AMR experts on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected AMR programmes in their countries, but they are confident that they can build back better for a more robust AMR response. We hope their remarks resonate with you, and that this course has inspired you to prioritise AMR activities post-pandemic.
ROSANNA PEELING: AMR is a silent global pandemic. As countries make their health care systems more resilient towards future pandemics, AMR must be part of that agenda.
NOAH FONGWEN: Diagnostics are our first line of defence, both against pandemic and AMR. Throughout this pandemic, the public, politicians, policymakers, and front-line health workers have become acutely aware of the critical role that diagnostics play in the pandemic.
ROSANNA PEELING: The tripartite organisations for AMR, which are the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, FAO, the World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE, the World Health Organisation, WHO, have decided that this year’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance.
NOAH FONGWEN: Let us use this increased awareness and capacity for diagnostic testing from the pandemic to stop antimicrobial resistance and conserve these life-saving, precious therapeutics for future generations.
ROSANNA PEELING: In closing, I’d like to thank all of you for joining our course and participating in the discussion forums. In addition, I’d like to thank our faculty who contributed to this course and helped make it a success. The future is in our hands.

Congratulations! You have completed the 3 week course on Diagnostics for AMR: Building Back Better from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Professor Rosanna Peeling and Dr. Noah Fongwen provide a recap and final thoughts to wrap up the course.

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Professor Rosanna Peeling (LSHTM) and Dr Noah Fongwen (LSHTM) (Lead Educators)

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