Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

3rd Antimicrobial Resistance course (AMR): a One Health challenge

November 7 - 11, 2022 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


After the success of its inaugural edition in 2019 and the 2nd edition in 2021, the 3rd edition of the AMR Course will take place from 8:30am on Monday, November 7 to 5:00pm on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 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: Optimizing the use of antimicrobial medicines in human and animal health.
  • 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.

Selection criteria

  • Educational background / professional experience.
  • Involvement in AMR / One health decision making responsibilities.
  • Expected impact of the course at personal, institutional and national levels (max one participant per institution).

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Should you have any questions, please contact Valentina Picot, Course Manager, at: valentina.picot@fondation-merieux.org


Marianne Gojon-Gerbelot

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