While the world is still suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic, another invisible one is growing, largely unrecognized, but already resulting in significant mortality, morbidity, and economic loss. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), widely described as the “silent” “slow” or “unseen” pandemic,” is responsible for approx. 700,000 deaths every year estimated to rise to 10 million deaths every year by 2050 if no action is taken. This urgent global health issue requires targeted tools, systemic solutions and strategies to tackle the root causes of its spread and emergence globally and locally.
Join us for a webinar co-organized by like-minded partners including the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK), the Embassy of Denmark in Korea, and the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS).
We will present tools, such as the development of vaccines, new drugs, as well as a range of solutions to tackle AMR, and discuss effective strategies for strengthening global and local capacities and capabilities, including national AMR surveillance, in particular in low- and middle-income countries and the generation of actionable data to support context-specific, evidence-based solutions.
The webinar will open with welcome remarks from:
Dr. Eun A Her, Member of the Science, ICT, Broadcasting, and Communications Committee, National Assembly of ROK
H.E. Einar Jensen, Ambassador of Denmark to Korea
Jerome Kim, MD, Director General, International Vaccine Institute
Winfried F. Wicklein, Deputy Director General, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Youngmee Jee, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Institut Pasteur Korea
A full list of presenters and panel speakers is below.
9:00 - 10:30 Copenhagen / 16:00 - 17:30 Manila / 17:00 - 18:30 Seoul