Antimicrobial resistance is a growing and global public health issue affecting millions of people every year. In the last years, we have witnessed an alarming rise of infections caused by antimicrobial resistant bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi in the hospital environment but also in the community. Antimicrobial resistance is a complex and multifactorial problem which demands a concerted action to stop the emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistant pathogens.
As in previous years, the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) promote, respectively, the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (12 – 18 November) and the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November). The GHTM R&D centre joins these initiatives by hosting the Second GHTM Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Day, a meeting for GHTM researchers and collaborators to present their studies in this topic and to provide a platform for discussion of future initiatives to combat antimicrobial resistance.
All are welcome to participate!
To see the program, please click here.
Hosts: Isabel Couto, Sofia Santos Costa