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Ibrahim Alumni Lecture Series: The Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis

Ibrahim Alumni Lecture Series: The Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis

Date(s) - 07/12/2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for a conversation with Ibrahim alumna, Noora Reffat, about antimicrobial resistance in conflict-afflicted countries.

About this Event

The Ibrahim Summer Lecture Series brings academics, experts, and Ibrahim alumni together to share MENA insights across a variety of industries and functional areas of expertise.

Rates of antimicrobial resistance — a phenomenon in which infection-causing pathogens become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them — are on the rise globally, but the problem is especially pronounced in conflict-afflicted countries. In these settings, widescale weapons use, destruction of healthcare infrastructure, and limited access to care for wounded civilians create the perfect storm for resistance to emerge and persist. In this lecture, Noora Reffat, Ibrahim alumna and Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Chicago Hospital, will talk about some of the ways that experts are combating antimicrobial resistance in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, and Pakistan— four countries hosting the highest volume of refugees.

Please note that this is a virtual event. Zoom login details will be provided upon registration.

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