The IMTAvH offered 81 scholarships to healthcare professionals working in Peruvian hospitals to attend the course. Sixty-one (75.3%) participants completed the course; they represent healthcare professionals from 38 different hospitals of 15 regions of Peru. Among them, 52.5% were women.
This distance learning course has provided synchronous and asynchronous classes, divided in 8 sessions, focusing on 3 main areas: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Microbiology Surveillance, and Infection Prevention and Control. Lectures have been facilitated by Peruvian teaching staff from IMTAvH, colleagues from other Latin-American countries and a good representative of ITM lecturers, including Prof. Jan Jacobs’ team. The Alliance for Education in Tropical Medicine and International Public Health has supported this 1st edition of the Peruvian AIM-course by facilitating the virtual staff mobility of IPC consultant An Caluwaerts and PhD dr. Ernestina Repetto.
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