Starting today, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 (WAAW) has as its theme “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together”, and until 24th November several activities will occur.
The WAAW 2022 is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) – collectively known as the Quadripartite.
In addition to a wide range of webinars and conferences scheduled for this week (consult WAAW events here), the Quadripartite have also joined efforts to developed a campaign guide to support WAAW 2022, “designed to provide information and ideas on how to support the campaign and proposes ways for different stakeholders to engage and develop their own local activities”. The full campaign guide can be found here.
On the occasion of the WAAW, the ECCMID will promote a webinar intitled “Enhancing antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention for the control of AMR“. This special open-access webinar will be held on Tuesday, 22nd November, 17:00-18:30 CET.
Open to all participants, this event will “emphasize the importance of a multifaceted approach to the mitigation of AMR by having talks on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), infection control as well as preventing of antimicrobial resistance in low resource settings”. Check the programme below, and join the webinar here.
Introduction – Robert Skov (ESCMID President-elect), Julia Bielicki (St. George University of London)
- AMS to ensure rational use of antibiotics- the need for multidisciplinarity (Jeroen Schouten, Radboud University Hospital, Nijmegen, ESGAP)
- Collaboration between laboratory and physicians – Diagnostics as facilitators for stewardship (Giulia De Angelis, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
- Prevention of transmission of microorganisms: – an important partnership between IPC and antimicrobial stewardship (Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO)
- Importance of social science to ensure sustained impact (Fabi Lorencatto, University College of London)
- Antibiotic stewardship in low resource setting (Mirfin Mpundu, ReAct Africa)
20-minute Q&A/panel discussion – All faculty
Conclusion – Robert Skov (ESCMID President-elect), Julia Bielicki (St. George University of London)
With the purpose of raising awarness for antimicrobial resistance, GHTM-IHMT also highlights the WAAW global colour campaign named Go Blue for AMR. This initiative encouraged all researchers to “Go Blue” by bringing light blue to their own online presence, physical communities and workplaces throughout WAAW with an emphasis on 24 November.
Take some pictures and share with GHTM-IHMT a message on why your GHTM-research group is ‘Going Blue for AMR’. Learn more about “Go Blue for AMR” on this website.
We look forward to see your messages!
Learn more about WAAW2022 on WHO website.