COVID-19 Resources

This is a temporary resource section designed to support the CE4AMR community through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Resources listed and shared here are specific to COVID-related antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance, or COVID and pandemic-linked community engagement and will be updated regularly.  Any suggestions of resources are very welcome.  Please email Jess ( to have your resource uploaded.


COVID-19 and AMR (including antibiotic use and misuse)

GARDP report on learning from COVID to tackle AMR 

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Antimicrobial Resistance have published a Pro-Con debate on the impact of COVID-19 on AMR:

Could COVID-19 be fueling drug resistance? A Wellcome Trust discussion.

Nieuwlaat, R., Mbuagbaw, L., Mertz, D., Burrows, L., Bowdish, D., Moja, L., Wright, G. D., & Schünemann, H. J. (2020). COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance: Parallel and Interacting Health Emergencies. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, ciaa773. Advance online publication.

Mazdeyasna, H, Nori, P, Patel, P et al.  Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Core of COVID-19 response Efforts: Implication for sustaining and building programmes.  Curr Infect Dis Rep. 22, 23 (2020)

Murray, A., K.  The novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak: Global implications for antimicrobial resistance. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2020. DOI:

Hsu, J. How covid-19 is accelerating the threat of antimicrobial resistance. .  DOI:

Del Rio, C., Malani, P., N. COVID-19 New insights on a rapidly changing epidemic. JAMA. 2020.  DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.3072

Desai, A., N. Discussing the ABCs of health security – antibiotic resistance, biothreats and coronavirus.  JAMA. 2020. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2019.21022

Antimicrobial resistance in the age of COVID-19.  Nature Microbiology Editorial. 2020. DOI:

ReAct Group: COVID-19 and AMR, what do we know so far?

Commentary on parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and AMR by former UK chief medical officer, Sally Davies

International livestock institute: The straw that might break the camel’s back: Exploring the link between COVID-19 and antibiotic resistance in low and middle income countries.

Antibiotic Resistance Coalition: COVID-19’s implications for Global health and AMR

WHO warns overuse of antibiotics will cause more deaths.  The Guardian

WHO infographic on COVID-19 and AMR

Pan American Health Organization infographic on COVID-19 and AMR

Community engagement during COVID-19 (and other pandemics)

Ebrahim Shahul HAhmed Qanta AGozzer ErnestoSchlagenhauf PatriciaMemish Ziad ACovid-19 and community mitigation strategies in a pandemic 

Marston, C., Renedo. A., Miles, S.  Community engagement is crucial in a pandemic.  The Lancet. 2020. DOI:

Ebrahim, S., H., Ahmed, Q., A., Gozzer, E., Schlagenhauf, E., Memish, Z., A. Covid-19 and community mitigation strategies in a pandemic.

Global network of people living with HIV. Lessons learnt from the HIV response for COVID-19: Building community resilience.

Laverack, G., Manoncourt, E. Key experiences of community engagement and social mobilization in the Ebola response. Global Health Promotion. 2016. DOI:

Gillespie, A., M., Obregon, R., El Asawi, R. et al.  Social mobilisation and community engagement central to the Ebola response in West Africa: Lessons for future public health emergencies.  Global Health: Science and practice.  2014.  DOI:

UN-Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) has compiled an interactive map of community COVID-19 responses.  See their recent news article and contact links here.

LMIC-specific reports on COVID-19

Martinez-Alverez, M. et al. COVID-19 pandemic in West Africa.  Lancet: Global Health. 2020. DOI:

Hopman, J., Allergranzi, B., Mehtar, S. Managing COVID-19 in low and middle income countries. JAMA. 2020. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.4169

Poole, D., M., Escudero, D., J., Gostin, L., O. et al. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises.  International Journal of Equity Health. 2020. DOI:

Imperial college London, MRC centre for Global infection disease analysis.  Forecasting the healthcare burden of COVID-19 in LMICs.

Ahmed S, Mvalo T, Akech S, et al.  Protecting children in low-income and middle-income countries from COVID-19. BMJ Global Health. 2020. DOI:

Why are Africa’s coronavirus successes being overlooked?  The Guardian.

AfricaAHEAD coronavirus resources specific to African contexts but can be modified for other LMIC settings


Other useful COVID-19 resource hubs

Tips for collecting primary data in a Covid-19 era | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Collated by Fiona Samuels

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Antimicrobial Resistance shared this fantastic COVID and AMR thread on twitter for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: COVID-19 resource Hub

Irish Global Health network: COVID-19 resources for LMICs

The Lancet: COVID-19 resource centre

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: COVID-19 Research in Action

WHO: Live Coronavirus Dashboard

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s COVID and AMR Hub