September 28, 2022
The Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub (GASPH) is working with the One Health Trust and other organizations to provide open-access antimicrobial stewardship education.
As the recent GRAM Report confirms, AMR is now one of the leading causes of death globally and overuse of antimicrobials is one of the biggest drivers of AMR. In 2015, 196 countries formally committed to a Global Action Plan to address the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis. Despite progress in establishing surveillance data and investment in new antimicrobial research and development, support for education and training on the optimal use of antimicrobial agents is still lagging. To address this problem, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) launched the Global Stewardship Partnership Hub (GASPH). The One Health Trust is a partnering organization of the hub.
Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) education interventions are not one size fits all. We require a better understanding of how to establish cohesive, structured education and training provision for AMS programs across all health economies. We must find accurate ways to measure the impact of such programs as well. The aspiration of the Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub (GASPH) is to establish a cooperative global community dedicated to addressing the challenges of AMR through shared education, training, and tacit learning.
GASPH provides an open-access e-learning, knowledge-sharing platform that amplifies, promotes, and enhances the work undertaken by a range of stakeholders. Regular virtual meetings provide a space to share outputs from collaboration and stimulate discussion about key issues, promoting exploration of future possibilities for collaboration and cultivating new relationships.
The partnering organizations (including the One Health Trust) are from a wide range of professional societies, NGOs, and other institutions. The primary focus of partnering organizations is to actively share and/ or curate digital learning to build a global knowledge network focused on education and “real world” implementation of AMS and broader AMR interventions.
GASPH is free. Partner organizations and other interested institutions can share resources, including best practice examples. Individual learners can also access GASPH resources for online AMS education and training. The origins of our resources are transparent and, when appropriate, they are evaluated for quality.
GASPH establishes a platform for open-access education on AMS and other AMR interventions to slow the silent pandemic of AMR. At the One Health Trust, we hope that in working with other partnering organizations we can support this important endeavor and continue to promote health and well-being worldwide.
To find out more, visit the GASPH website.
This article was written with Dilip Nathwani, Jacqueline Sneddon, and Felicity Drummond.