The DOH Pharmaceutical Division continues to cascade the National Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) training program for hospitals through the blended learning framework

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health threat globally even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Cognizant that antibiotic overuse and misuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic may potentially exacerbate the AMR situation in the country and may put stewardship efforts at risk, the DOH acknowledged the more urgent need to implement antimicrobial stewardship continue reading : The DOH Pharmaceutical Division continues to cascade the National Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) training program for hospitals through the blended learning framework

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2021 Kicks Off

Press Release | 18 November 2021. The Philippine Inter-Agency Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR) and national partners kick off the celebration of the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) to enjoin the public to be AMR Awareness Champions Manila, 18 November 2021 – The Philippine Inter-Agency Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR) and national partners kicked off the continue reading : World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2021 Kicks Off

DOH provides guidance on the observance and celebration of the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

The Philippines, as one of the forefront WHO member states actively fighting against AMR, observes the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) every November of each year. The local celebration is termed as Philippine Antimicrobial Awareness Week (PAAW) and this has been observed since 2015. In relation to this, the Department of Health issued a Department continue reading : DOH provides guidance on the observance and celebration of the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

DOH continues to cascade the AMS training program during the new normal in the midst of the COVID-19

Recognizing the more urgent need to educate hospitals on Antimicrobial Stewardship amid the current health crisis of COVID-19, the Department of Health through its Pharmaceutical Division redesigned and transformed the AMS training program to a blended learning framework with asynchronous (online modules) and synchronous learning sessions to adapt to the new normal, taking advantage of continue reading : DOH continues to cascade the AMS training program during the new normal in the midst of the COVID-19

DOH and its designated AMS Training Hubs work hand in hand to implement the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Blended Learning Program in Hospitals

The Department of Health released a department personnel order which gave authority to a number of staff from both the DOH-Pharmaceutical Division and the DOH-retained hospitals identified as AMS training hubs to facilitate the conduct of the AMS Blended Learning Program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team of facilitators are health providers continue reading : DOH and its designated AMS Training Hubs work hand in hand to implement the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Blended Learning Program in Hospitals

DOH designates five DOH-Retained hospitals as Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Hubs

DOH designates five DOH-Retained hospitals as Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Hubs The DOH delegated five (5) DOH-retained hospitals as AMS training hubs that shall support the roll-out and implementation of the AMS Blended Learning Program Framework for hospitals in 2022. The training hubs shall also provide infrastructure for multi-professional skills training and education on AMS program continue reading : DOH designates five DOH-Retained hospitals as Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Hubs

(WEBINAR) ONLINE DIALOGUE WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS ON THE POTENTIAL SHORT- AND LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND ASF ON THE AMR BURDEN IN THE PHILIPPINES.

ONLINE DIALOGUE WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS ON THE POTENTIAL SHORT- AND LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND ASF ON THE AMR BURDEN IN THE PHILIPPINES The emergence of the Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus outbreak have greatly impacted the human and animal health sectors, respectively. These diseases have resulted in continue reading : (WEBINAR) ONLINE DIALOGUE WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS ON THE POTENTIAL SHORT- AND LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND ASF ON THE AMR BURDEN IN THE PHILIPPINES.