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Week 9: Speaker Session 5 – Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Updated: Apr 11, 2022

This week’s session discussed the topic of ‘Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)’ with invited keynote speaker Dr. Catrin Moore. Dr Moore is based at the University of Oxford and works in the Big Data Institute (BDI) as the Research Group Leader of Oxford GBD (Global Burden of Disease) working in partnership with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle. Her research has focused on clinical microbiology, particularly in South East Asia. Dr. Moore has also previously worked with numerous research groups across Africa.

This session began with a presentation led by UK Model WHO’s Training and Education Co- Director, Neha Khanderia, on the topic of AMR. Participants were provided with an understanding of some of the challenges associated with AMR within a global context. Participants learned that the drivers of AMR are “multifactorial and include individual behaviours, clinical practice, as well as farming and agriculture.” Participants also learned that AMR is an urgent global health issue requiring attention, collaboration, and cooperation at national and international levels in tackling this global health concern.

The second part of the session began with a presentation led by our keynote speaker Dr. Moore who discussed her research background in AMR and Big Data. Dr Moore. discussed the potential drivers of AMR, highlighting the paucity of data, particularly within the realm of social sciences. Participants were provided with a unique perspective on the rationale and need for researching this area of health concern.

Published Date: August 2021

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