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New course on AMR on IAPO’s PAIR Academy

By Johan Prevot, International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies

IAPO is pleased to announce and invite you to enrol on to our first course on the Patient Academy for Innovation and Research (PAIR Academy). The PAIR Academy is an initiative set-up to develop and maintain capacity amongst patients globally with education available whenever and at no cost, on fundamental skills to enable them to engage with their health-systems in a more meaningful and strategic manner.

The new course titled Antimicrobial Resistance: Patients’ Role in Appropriate Antibiotic Use aims to empower patients and caregivers in appropriate use of antibiotics by raising awareness about the real-world impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

The irrational use of antibiotics and poor infection control practices are among the leading factors contributing to antibiotic resistance around the world. AMR is a worldwide problem, as new forms of resistant microorganisms can cross the borders and easily spread between continents. Irrational use of antibiotics is not only related to incorrect prescribing of antibiotics by doctors. Patient related factors also play an important role, such as self-medication.

Therefore, through empowering patients in appropriate use of antibiotics through this course, the PAIR Academy faculty aims to ensure patients and caregivers join global efforts in preserving their effectiveness, for as long as possible – for as many patients as possible!

The course material is available online at no cost.

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