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The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy , College of Medicine - University of Lagos and Infection Control Africa Network via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn how to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Africa

Communicable diseases remain to be a leading cause of death in African countries (WHO). This course will look at the threat of antimicrobial resistance in Africa and how best to tackle it.

You’ll explore the burden of antimicrobial resistance in Africa and the importance of microbiology investigations in antibiotic therapy.

You’ll learn about antibiotic misuse and overuse as a driver of antimicrobial resistance and how to develop antibiotic guidelines.

Finally, you’ll evaluate the strategies that have been implemented in African hospitals and make more effective use of antimicrobials.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and policymakers involved in the prevention, treatment and management of infectious diseases.

Taught by

Oyinlola Oduyebo

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