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CPA AMR Webinar 1: Role of Pharmacists in tackling antimicrobial resistance
July 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Following the positive response from 95% of our AMR survey respondents, requesting an AMR webinar series, we are excited to announce the details of our first ever webinar! And what’s more, it’s free to sign up!
The first webinar in this series will investigate the pharmacists’ role in tackling AMR around the Commonwealth and beyond. Our AMR advisor, Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope will provide an overview of this topic before inviting others from around the Commonwealth to discuss their own experience and plans to tackle AMR. This presents a great opportunity to share best practices and help support the profession around the Commonwealth and beyond in doing their part to tackle this real threat to global health security.
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Confirmed Speakers include
UK – Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Advisor Commonwealth Pharmacy Association, Lead Pharmacist, AMR Programme Public Health England
WHO AFRO – Mr Charles Sasita, facilitator in training of national focal points for AMR
Malaysia – Dr Syamhanin but Adnan, Senior Clinical Pharmacist and Head of Department of the Sungei Buloh Hospital, Kuala Lumpur
India – Dr Subhash C. Mandal, Chairman, Regulatory Affairs Division of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) & President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Bengal Branch
Sri Lanka – Ms Sakeena Hameem. Researcher into role of Pharmacy in tackling AMR in Sri Lanka
Malawi – Miss Cecilia Sambakunsi
Trinidad and Tobago – Dr Patricia Sealy, lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, UWI and Education Chair, Pharmaceutical Society of Trinidad and Tobago
Nepal – Mr Bimal Prajapati PhD scholar researching AMR at University of Groningen and Mr Anup Luitel, Head, International Section, Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA)
Other Speakers TBC
It is shocking to think that by 2050 as many people are predicted to be dying of infections as cancer of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is not tackled now. On the 21st September 2016, 193 countries of the United Nations agreed to a landmark declaration to rid the world of superbugs. Without urgent action, it is conceivable that simple infections could soon become entirely untreatable with existing drugs.
Experts predict that this global commitment could prevent 700,000 deaths a year. The Commonwealth now has their own Policy Brief on AMR, and in the two years that have been allotted to reporting back with an action plan in response to the United Nations declaration there is a need to work together in the collaborative spirit of the Commonwealth to ensure that these action plans are not only well thought out and effective but fully engage health care professionals and the public on the ground to maximize success, ensuring action follows commitment.
A global action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was endorsed at the World Health Assembly in May 2015. This plan aims to ensure that the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases with safe and effective medicines continues, based on five strategic objectives.
Pharmacists and pharmacy teams have a key role in tackling AMR, often being the last health professional a patient sees before taking an antibiotic. What can we do to effectively help tackle this major global health security threat? Join us to find out and discuss what we can do in collaboration across international borders!