Ausvet is launching the first five modules of a new eLearning series on surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Since late 2019, Ausvet has been working to support the Government of Indonesia to strengthen capacity for AMR surveillance across human and animal health, as part of the consortium implementing the Fleming Fund Indonesia Country Grant. Epidemiology training applied to AMR is a core part of this effort, especially for sectors such as aquaculture, for which epidemiological training is rarely available.

Originally, Ausvet planned to support a series of in-person training workshops in Indonesia. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have instead focused on remote training. With generous support from the Australia-Indonesia Institute to adapt our work in Indonesia to the realities of COVID-19, we have developed a series of eLearning modules on the epidemiological foundations of antimicrobial resistance and use. The training emphasises the importance of a “One Health” approach, which is about recognising and addressing the shared health risks at the human-animal-environment interface.

The first five modules have been released in English and Bahasa Indonesia. An upcoming workshop with participants from multiple sectors will provide further opportunities to strengthen epidemiological knowledge and collaboration across sectors to address the threat of AMR in Indonesia.

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