Public Health England (PHE) has partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop an evidence-based learning framework for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) education and training.
The publication of Health workers’ education and training on antimicrobial resistance: curricula guide is the culmination of wide-ranging efforts and collaboration between the WHO and PHE, with the support of leading global experts.
This document builds further on the WHO’s 2018 AMR competency framework by laying out learning objectives and outcomes as they pertain to the main health worker groups involved in the stewardship of antimicrobials.
The development of this document is also in line with the first objective of the WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance; to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education, and training.
To enhance its relevance and applicability within interprofessional settings, the guide’s flexible modular structure simplifies the selection and translation of content into teaching syllabi and learning materials based on local priorities and needs.
It is hoped that educators, faculties of heath personnel training institutions, health regulatory institutions, and other users will find it a useful resource in meeting their respective needs for strengthening health workers’ contributions to containing AMR.
“This curricula guide marks an important milestone. We now have a robust foundation for pre-service training and for strengthening multidisciplinary health worker capacity across a variety of settings, ranging from community-based facilities to hospital environments to leadership and policy-setting institutions. Embedding AMR knowledge and skills in practice is vital for present and future health workers to use antimicrobials responsibly as part of the One Health approach,” said the document’s key authors.