“Technical skills for clinical microbiologist” has been launched on the PARN website.

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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 Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (IDSP) 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.

The PARN website has been updated with a new look and new features have been added. The first module of online course for lab staff “Technical skills for clinical microbiologist” has been launched on the PARN website. Course contents will be regularly updating and new courses will be added to cover a variety of topics.

Please visit the website www.parn.org.pk for updated news/events and information.  Suggestions or comments are welcome.