Tackling AMR through professional learning: Impact insights from Nepal

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance through professional learning: Impact insights from Nepal

Project Details: The proposed research project builds on and extends work implemented by The Open University in Nepal. It will lead to two evidence-based outcomes and changes needed to improve AMR surveillance systems (as prioritised by the WHO Global Action Plan on AMR). Specifically, this will aim to: a) improve professional practice in healthcare settings, resulting from new online/blended learning approaches to the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) targeting AMR professionals; and b) improve institutional and national policy environment for an effective AMR response. By collaborating with in-country organisations, the project addresses PVC-RES Impact Accelerator objectives by providing research evidence of:

1) Take-up and use of new/improved resources (e.g. AMR Toolkit, training guidelines, AMR modules on OpenLearn Create) and processes that support professional practice in specific workplaces involved in AMR surveillance.

2) Documented change to professional practice of health professionals supported by the OU with CPD.

3) Generating awareness of new AMR resources and processes in policy engagement, which may lead to subsequent policy-related changes. 

The Duration: 1st October 2021 to 31st July 2022.

 The Researcher: Koula Charitonos and Saraswati Dawadi, Prof.Dr.Abhinav Vaidya, Ms. Santoshi Giri and Janak Thapa


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October 11, 2021