Register today for a free online course on “Diagnostics for AMR: Building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic”

How the COVID-19 pandemic can help us defeat Antimicrobial Resistance:

In the last 18 months, millions of people made it their morning ritual to check the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard to monitor the pandemic.

Investments in science and technologies have given us data systems that display daily real-time information of the pandemic as it evolves globally, regionally and by country. Imagine having this for AMR.

There are over 1,000 brands of tests for COVID-19 and testing is freely accessible.  Imagine having that for AMR.

Governments have honed their public health messaging skills to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Imagine applying those skills in the fight against AMR.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), a recognised leader in global and public health, has partnered once again with Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) to bring you this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

This free three-week course provides valuable insight into how COVID-19 has affected country AMR programmes and how countries can explore the lessons and benefits that the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic hold for AMR. You will be able to learn at your own pace with a faculty of leading experts in COVID-19 and AMR and be part of the largest community of AMR professionals on the cutting edge of new information.

  • You will learn about diagnostic technology innovations and diagnostic capacity increases developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can be applied to the AMR response.
  • You will learn about the importance of quality and data systems for AMR diagnostics and AMR data sharing to strengthen surveillance and reporting, and opportunities for professional development as part of a culture of continuous learning.
  • You will have the opportunity to join discussion forums to share your knowledge and views with colleagues and benefit from the experiences of other learners from around the world.


Week 1: Updates on the AMR response and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Week 2: Better diagnosis, surveillance and reporting for AMR

Week 3: Building back better for a robust and sustainable AMR response

The course is NOW OPEN for registration and will launch January 10, 2022.


Updated on January 9, 2022