AMR_Global health academy

Diagnostics and the microbiology laboratory play a critical role in the fight against AMR – to guide patient management, provide data for surveillance to better understand resistance trends, and support research of new antimicrobials and vaccines.

The AMR Global Health Academy is a virtual community where healthcare professionals can access free, open access, online quality educational materials and informative resources for professional development. The academy has been established as a school for the advancement of the global AMR response and provides global health professionals and AMR stewards in low- and middle-income countries a curriculum to support their professional development. To date, our learning community includes more than 4,000 learners from > 139 countries, with materials made available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, as much as possible.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote awareness of the global AMR crisis and the need for AMR testing in LMICs
  2. To provide healthcare professionals with continuing professional development on diagnostics for AMR
  3. To build a stronger AMR network in the healthcare community and health facilities for sharing best practices

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Academy promotes connections across regions and sectors with access to the growing AMR broader community. E.g. healthcare professionals (laboratory, nurses, clinicians, healthcare workers, pharmacists, researchers), policy makers, key stakeholders, industry, etc.

ACTIVITIES

  • Educational courses of different levels to support best practices
  • Case studies relevant to LMICs to strengthen problem solving
  • Journal club to review publications of interest
  • Innovative technology showcase through a Health Technology Coalition webinar series
  • Shared country lessons learned for more efficient and effective strategies
  • Learning community for healthcare professionals

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS

The AMR Global Health Academy Scientific Advisors represent global and local academic faculty and professionals that advise on relevant and innovative curricula – e.g. microbiology laboratory techniques, AMR surveillance, research, etc.

  • Dr Yewande Alimi
    One Health Unit Lead, Africa CDC
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dr Sayantan Banerjee
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences Kalyani
    Kalyanilisten, India
  • Prof Yap Boum II
    Director, Institut Pasteur de Bangui
    Central Africa Republic
  • Dr Tom Chiller
    Chief, Mycotic Diseases Branch, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, USA
  • Prof David Heymann
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    London, UK
  • Dr Mark Miller
    Former Chief Medical Officer (bioMérieux)
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Dr Amadou Sall
    Director, Institut Paster de Dakar
    Dakar, Senegal
  • Prof Yik-Ying (YY) Teo
    Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore

CERTIFICATES

The Global Health Continuing Professional program provides certificates of completion for each of its courses and has partnered with numerous academic institutions and professional organizations who have endorsed courses and may provide their own recognition for professional development. You will see these partner logos on the GHCPD certificate you receive.

ACADEMY CURRICULUM

Below are descriptions and links to each course housed on the Global Health Continuing Professional Development (GHCPD) educational platform. GHCPD is free and all materials are downloadable.

1.  Microbiology Laboratory Testing to Address AMR
This course includes 3 one-hour modules and covers the role of the microbiology laboratory in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The course uses e-learning modalities, such as mini-lectures, animations, practical training videos and discussion forums, to address basic principles and applications of microbiology laboratory techniques for AMR. All courses are taught by internationally known expert faculty.

The course curriculum includes:
I) The Role of the Microbiology Laboratory in the Fight Against AMR
II) The AMR Laboratory: Antibiotic susceptibility and resistance testing for clinical care
III) Role of the Laboratory in the Prevention and Control of AMR in Healthcare Settings
https://courses.globalhealthcpd.com/bundles/microbiology-lab-testing-AMR

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2.  AMR Case Studies Series
In this series of 8 case studies, faculty and partners demonstrates how our first AMR laboratory course has impacted AMR programs and allowed the AMR community of practice to continue to grow. Highlights include partner experiences as well as new learning opportunities.

The course curriculum includes:
I) AMR Microbiology Laboratory Course Engagement
II) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs): Making healthcare facilities safer
III) Continuing the Fight Against AMR
https://courses.globalhealthcpd.com/bundles/amr-case-studies-series

3.  The Laboratory in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare-associated Infections: Making healthcare facilities safer
This course includes 3 one-hour modules and examines the alarming spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in healthcare settings. This situation has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic as more antibiotics are given presumptively and health systems are stretched to capacity. This course addresses the critical role the laboratory plays in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

The course curriculum includes:
I) The Global Crisis of AMR and the Laboratory in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare-associated Infections
II) Detection and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Healthcare Associated Infections to Guide Patient Management
III) Developing Laboratory Capacity for the Prevention and Control of HAIs in Healthcare Settings
https://courses.globalhealthcpd.com/bundles/the-laboratory-in-the-prevention-and-control-of-healthcare-associated-infections-making-healthcare

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