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


Speakers:

  • Manica Balasegaram, Executive Director, GARDP
  • Joanne Liu, Pediatric Emergency Physician at the University of Montreal, and former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Marc Mendelson, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town

Moderator: Claire Doole

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.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A session.


This live webinar including interactive Q&A session was broadcast on 4 March 2021.

If you have questions or comments, please let us know: revive@gardp.org.

Download the speakers’ slides here
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