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"Antimicrobial resistance", explained: Medical Dialogue with the Experts”

ِِIFM Webinars

December 19, 2021 - 16:00 - 17:00

Topic Description :

“Antimicrobial resistance”, explained: Medical Dialogue with the Experts”

Learning Objectives:

  • Raising awareness to public and specialized circles of medical audience about the risk of ABR and its human cost.
  • Sharing medical data from MSF projects about the ABR patients’ cases and how long it takes to help the patients.
  • Answering medical question about the ABR and what has been done in the MENA region in terms of awareness and prevention.
  • Reflecting a brief about the history of the ABR disease to see where it started and how it is now.

Speakers :

Dr. Rasheed M. Fakhri
Orthopaedic surgeon & Surgical Coordinator,
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders


Dr. Rasheed M. Fakhri graduated from the college of medicine –Baghdad university, specialized in orthopedic surgery in 2001after completing the Iraqi board. He worked in Iraq in different hospitals then moved to Jordan in 2006 to join MSF (doctors without borders). His main activities in MSF were with the reconstructive surgery program (RSP) that provides reconstructive surgeries for victims of violence in the Middle East.

The previous experience in Iraq with war surgery added more to Dr. Rasheed’s ability to participate in the initiation and the development of this project, publishing medical articles about war surgeries as well as spreading technical communication messages and presentations. The technical aspects discussed were bone infections, reconstructions of non-unions with or without bone gaps, antibiotics stewardship, functional outcomes and patients’ quality of life after reconstructive surgeries.


Dr. Nagham Hussein
Antibiotic Stewardship and Infectious Diseases Specialist,
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders


Dr. Nagham Hussein, graduated from the college of medicine –Baghdad university, specialized in Community medicine as a Master degree in 1995 and then Family Medicine in 1998 after completing the Iraqi board. She worked in Iraq in different hospitals, and she worked with the WHO as a program Manager in Health information system until 2006 then moved to Jordan and joined MSF (Doctors Without Borders) in 2007.

Dr. Nagham has long experience in the treatment of critically ill patients suffers from severe infections with Multi- drug resistant Bacteria in addition to treatment of Extreme drug resistant infection and poly microbial infections. In 2014 MSF OCP was the first mission started the position of Antibiotic Stewardship Manager which was started by Dr. Nagham which is a coherent set of actions which promote the responsible use of antimicrobials. It is applied to actions at the individual level as well as the national and global level.

Dr. Nagham spreads her experience in the treatment of different types of infections and she published medical articles about war related Osteomyelitis and the activities of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Hospital setting.

A comprehensive training to the medical doctors, to the surgeons and to the surgical assistants have been done by Dr Nagham and it will continue to be given to the MENA region to disseminate and implement the Antibiotic Stewardship in every MSF’s hospital.

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