Participants who are real antibiotic experts
“I am very interested in AMR, I think that the problem of antibiotic resistance is a major health problem and that rapid tests are important, the faster resistant bacteria are detected the faster we can react.”
Alexandra Savatier, France
“I am currently a first year PhD student working on AMR problem in my country Lebanon, and rapid diagnostics are the key to control and prevent AMR dissemination through appropriate measures especially with antibiotics misuse in several sectors.”
Dina Daaboul, Lebanon
“The importance of the diagnosis, in my opinion, is to be fast and accurate so that treatment can begin as soon as possible and can remedy the disease. The innovation process and goal of the AMR DetecTool project is very interesting to me, and that is why I follow it as this tool is used to support hospitals in saving patients’ lives and saving on treatment costs.”
Dalma Adorjan, Hungary
“Resistant infections have increased risk of worse clinical outcomes and consume more healthcare resources.”
Miguel Calderon Cid, Spain
“I’m an intensive care nurse and I work in the hospital (premature baby floor) so that’s why rapid diagnostics are very important to me.”
Xenia Salamon, Hungary
“One of the most demanding questions for the future concerning healthcare services is how we will be able to cope with the AMR caused by antibiotic use.”
Peter Turai, Hungary
“From my point of view, it is something that really needs our attention, I give of my time supporting research on antibiotic resistance because when I was little I lost a loved relative as a result of a slow and bad drug therapy, from that moment I realized that at least I have to do something to contribute to this fight against super bacterias, for that reason I am confident that a quick diagnosis will prevent many deaths and money which could be used in other ways to save more lives”.
Fernando Guibert, Peru
“Personally, I am very interested in AMR, because I am a student of the PhD Course in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in Microbiology and Parasitology, at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra. My interest lies in the study of resistance to antimicrobials.”
Sergio Mendes, Portugal
Jason Duong, UK
Krasen Tonev, Bulgaria
Filipa Grosso, Portugal
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a significant global health risk, but the fight against this threat depends not only on a rapid diagnostic procedure and an appropriate treatment. Campaigns to provide information and raise awareness are also key tools in this battle against the clock. With this in mind, a team from the ISGlobal Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative has produced an entertaining and educational card game called Micro-Combat designed to raise awareness among young people about how infections are transmitted and how they can avoid them.
The game is now available as a free app for both Android and iPhone. The app is the result of ISGlobal’s collaboration with European Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI), which financed and coordinated the development of the online game alongside ISGlobal.