Anti-Microbial Resistance Course (AMR): a One health challenge

Fostering awareness and knowledge on antimicrobial resistance


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global public health menace that threatens the prevention and treatment of bacterial diseases. The AMR Global Action Plan (GAP) by World Health Organization (WHO) and One Health global strategy consider fostering awareness and understanding on antimicrobial resistance to be a priority and essential for the adoption, deployment, and implementation of country AMR-National Action Plans (AMR-NAPs).

To support this critical effort, the Mérieux Foundation and the University Paris-Diderot (UPD) have combined their expertise and capacities to support the AMR-GAP by designing a course to address concretely – from plan to action – the five objectives of the AMR-WHO-GAP. Together, the Mérieux Foundation and UPD propose a residential intensive training course on AMR in a One Health perspective, principally targeting audiences from low- and middle-income countries.

The course advocates for the value of the One Health approach to fight against AMR and builds capacity for critical decision-making in the developing world through education, partnerships, and networks.

The program is based on the five WHO-AMR-GAP objectives (one objective per day):

  • Day 1: The role of antibiotics and the current challenges – improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance
  • Day 2: Strengthening knowledge and evidence through monitoring & surveillance
  • Day 3: Interventions to tackle AMR
  • Day 4: Optimizing the use of antimicrobial medicines in human and animal health
  • Day 5: Policy-regulation-governance and the economic case for global sustainable investment to tackle AMR

Key figures

  • 40 participants
  • 35 renowned speakers
  • 5 interactive sessions
  • 5 days of intense training
  • 5 days of networking
  • 1 diploma

Who should apply?

Health professionals, scientists, and decision makers in the design and/or implementation of one health approaches and/or in NAP (National Action Plans) to combat AMR.

Learn more about the latest edition of the AMR Course