"Global Health & Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global Challenge"

World Federation of Public Health Associations: Improving Health Globally

Confirmed speakers

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  • Michael Moore, President, World Federation of Public Health Associations
  • Hon. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health, Ghana
  • Marc Sprenger, Director, Antimicrobial Resistance Secretariat, WHO
  • Manica Balasegaram, Director, GARDP
  • April Johnson, Animal Health Officer, FAO
  • Herman Goossens, Opinion leader & former member of JPIAMR
  • Peter Beyer, Senior Advisor, Dept of Essential Medicines & Health Products, WHO
  • Denise Delaney, Director, SustainAbility
  • Gary M. Cohen, Executive Vice President, BD Foundation
  • Thomas Tangden, Medical Director, ReAct Europe
  • Caline Mattar, Instructor in Medicine, World Medical Association
  • Nina Renshaw, Secretary-General, EPHA
  • Mohammed Yassin, Senior Disease Advisor for TB, The Global Fund
  • Howard Catton, Director, Nursing and Health Policy,  International council of nurses
  • Philip Howard, International Pharmaceutical Federation
  • Stefano Aliberti, Head of the Respiratory Infections Assembly, European Respiratory Society
  • Anette Hulth, International Coordinator, Antibiotic and Infection Control, PH Agency of Sweden
  • Sonja Löfmark, Analyst for Antibiotic and Infection Control, PH Agency Sweden
  • Christoph Spennemann, Legal Officer, UNCTAD
  • Catharina Boehme, Chief Executive Officer, FIND
  • Viviana Munoz, Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Programme, South Center
  • My Sahlman, The Federation of Swedish Farmers, CVO, World Farmers Association
  • Nicholas Kitchin, Senior Director of Vaccine Clinical Research, Pfizer


  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Engage professionals from different fields in antimicrobial resistance
  • Provide new and innovative ideas that can be applied to local settings and systems
  • Provide guidance and insight to face antimicrobial resistance
  • Relationship building
  • Create and improve health systems for local communities and globally
  • Establish Antibiotic Efficacy as a GLOBAL PUBLIC GOOD

Theme and Structure

A one-day intensive training course, consisting of interactive presentations, discussions and practical problem exercises engaging in lively and productive discussions and contributions from all professionals engaged in antimicrobial resistance.

The workshop program will include topics on:

  • The complexity of resistance
  • AMR as a risk for health, security and development
  • AMR surveillance and research
  • Optimization of the use of antimicrobial agents
  • Common problems and possible solutions for programmatic management of AMR
  • International aspects of antimicrobial resistance
  • Actors and partnership to fight AMR
  • Sustainable investments for AMR
  • AMR action plan & health system strengthening


The International Global Health and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop will be run at the Institute of Global Health, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland.
Located close by to the Geneva international organizations like WHO and UN, and easy to reach through public transportation, the Campus represents the ideal place to run the workshop.

Who will attend

  • Stakeholders and politicians influencing the change at systems and practice level in AMR
  • Epidemiologists, Researchers, Clinicians, Academics, Public Health Servants, etc.
  • Presidents and CEOs from over 120 WFPHA member organizations globally 

Key contacts

  • Marta Lomazzi, PhD
    Executive Manager
    World Federation of Public Health Associations
    Tel: +41 22 3790455

  • Eleonora De Cata, PhD
    Office Manager
    World Federation of Public Health Associations
    Tel: +41 22 3790484

For Sponsorship and Exhibition Packages, please contact:

Partecipation is free but registration is mandatory. 

Click here to register. Space is limited and it is first come first serve – do not wait to register!

Priority enrollment for WFPHA members ends January 20th. Space is limited so first come first serve – do not wait to register!

For those with expertise in AMR please let us know, we would be proud to have our members more involved with the workshop.

We highly encourage members to extend this invitation to their government ministry of health and delegation who will attend World Health Assembly Week.

If you are interested in partnering, exhibiting, or advertising, please let us know.

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