Tackling the silent antimicrobial resistance pandemic: what can be learnt from the global response to COVID-19

14 Jul 2021

Time: Wednesday 14 July 2021 – 11:15 – 12:15 BST

Speaker: Professor Laura Piddock, Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership

About: This webinar is organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has activated a global health response and mobilised governments, international institutions, the scientific community and many other different actors in a way that has never been seen. It has changed the world and the way we look at health problems. As the world rushed to find efficacious treatments for patients and develop a potential vaccine, antibiotics have been part of their protocols particularly to prevent secondary bacterial infections. How this has affected antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the current problems of excess use and access is still unknown.

In this lecture, Laura Piddock will discuss some of the lessons we can learn from how the global health community have reacted to this challenge.

Free and open to all. No registration required.

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