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GARDP: Learning from COVID-19 to tackle the silent pandemic of antibiotic resistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the impact of pandemics. The novel coronavirus has claimed more than a million lives, trillions of dollars have been lost, expenditures cut and international efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals put in jeopardy. COVID-19 has demonstrated pandemic preparedness requires a global coordinated effort, and no country can do it alone. Strengthening our ability to fight the silent pandemic of drug-resistant infections must also ensure affordable access to vital health tools, including new and improved treatments.
This webinar will focus on how we can apply the lessons learned from COVID-19 to tackle drug resistance and ensure access to appropriate antibiotics.

– Dr Manica Balasegaram, Executive Director, GARDP – Dr Marc Mendelson, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
– Dr Joanne Liu, Pediatric Emergency Physician at the University of Montreal, and former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date and time: Thu, Mar 4, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CET

Dedicated registration link here.