Mérieux Foundation event

2nd Antimicrobial Course: a One Health Challenge

November 1-5, 2021 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


After the success of its inaugural edition in 2019, the second edition of the AMR Course took place from Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Les Pensières Center for Global Health.

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 WHO (World Health Organization) 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 Université de Paris have joined 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 Université de Paris 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 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

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Day 1 Monday, November 1

Day 2 Wednesday, November 3

Day 3 Friday, November 5

  • 08:00 - 08:15

    Mérieux Foundation & University of Paris

    Antoine Andremont & Hubert Endtz

  • 08:15 - 09:00

    Keynote lecture: AMR in the context of the COVID19 pandemic

    Ramanan Laxminarayan

Session 1 - The role of antibiotics & the current challenges: improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance

Chairs: Heike Schmitt & Hubert Endtz

  • 14:45 - 15:00

    GAP-AMR tools and group work introduction

    Sarah Paulin

Session 3 - Interventions to tackle AMR

Chairs: Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo & Antoine Andremont

  • 11:15 - 11:45

    AMR interventions at the food production level for human and animals: agriculture

    Jorge Pinto Ferreira

Session 5 - Policy, regulation, governance & the economic case for global sustainable investment to tackle AMR

Chairs: Benjamin Djoudalbaye & Jaap Wagenaar

  • Governance need it for an implementable National Action Plan (NAP) on AMR

    Benjamin Djoudalbaye