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Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition Webinar: The global movement of microorganisms: Tracking the spread of difficult-to-treat infections
September 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AMR in the Light of COVID-19 – A Webinar Series
Each of us is now living in a world with a nearly untreatable virus – but COVID-19 is not the only threat that we are facing. Many bacterial and fungal infections that were previously considered treatable are no longer responding to the drugs designed to kill them. COVID-19 foreshadows a grim future if we do not mobilize a global response to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Through a four-part series, global experts will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic could reshape strategies for combating antimicrobial resistance around the world.
About this Webinar:
Tracking the spread of COVID-19 has been critical to the global public health response. This information allows hospitals to prepare for surges, governments to deploy testing strategies, and citizens to modify their behavior appropriately. But while information about COVID-19 is readily and publicly available, the world still struggles to monitor and track the spread of drug resistant infections.How should global monitoring and data sharing evolve to combat antimicrobial resistance?