Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a pressing global crisis affecting populations worldwide. In conflict zones, recurrent and chronic infections coupled with scarce resources, the targeting of healthcare infrastructure and the lack of effective governance mechanisms drive the emergence and subsequent global spread of AMR.
Despite the United Nations call for action on AMR, and the substantial momentum and efforts being invested to build a framework for the Global Governance of AMR, little to no attention has been paid to the issues posed by AMR in conflicts. What measures should be taken to address AMR in war zones? How can global efforts to implement governance mechanisms to tackle AMR integrate the importance and role of conflict zones?
17:00 - 17:05 Welcome
Michaela Told, Executive Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute
Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Professor, Department of Anthoropology and Sociology, the Graduate Institute
17:05 - 17:15 Opening Remarks
Louis-Patrick Haraoui, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Université de Sherbrooke
17:15 - 17:30 Keynote Speech
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
17:30 - 18:45 Panel Discussion with Q&A
Esperanza Martinez, Head of Health, International Committee of the Red Cross
Ghassan Abu-Sittah, Head, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medial Centre
Mahmoud Hariri, Member of the Syrian Board of Medical Specialists
18:45 - 19:00 Closing Remarks
Annie Sparrow, Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai