High levels of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and frequency of health care associated infections (HAI) in Pakistan are a significant cause of concern. Limited awareness about these issues suggests a need for wider discussions.
Pakistan Antimicrobial Resistance Network (PARN) set up in March 2007 in association with the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) is a coalition of individuals, organisations and public health agencies concerned about antibiotic resistance and health care associated infections with the specific aim of creating awareness through sharing of information and development of a support group to help address these issues. Over the past few years our activities have expanded and now include an on line course “Technical skills for clinical microbiologists’, This course is free of cost and aims to improve antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
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