The JPIAMR has led and facilitated a series of webinars on ’AMR in a post-pandemic world’. Two articles have recently been published summarising the outcomes of the webinars and discussing the potential impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance and providing key recommendations.
In 2020, JPIAMR held a series of webinars engaging clinical, research and policy experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance. The outcomes of the webinars have been published in two journal articles. The first article, published in the Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance provides a statement on the impact COVID-19 has had on AMR stewardship, surveillance, research and data sharing. The second article, published in the Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reviews antibiotic use and factors affecting the spread of AMR in the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the paper provides key recommendations targeted towards clinical, research and policy stakeholders for antimicrobial resistance in the pandemic and post-pandemic times.
JPIAMR would like to thank the participants in the webinars and the authors of the papers for their engagement and efforts for the outcomes.