Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the paediatric population. The burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been highlighted by the most relevant agencies with children being the most severely affected and those under five years representing 20% of AMR-related deaths in 2019. Antimicrobial stewardship is crucial for tackling AMR by optimising antimicrobial use. However, Infection prevention control and antimicrobial stewardship programs are lacking in the paediatric setting.

What is Team-COACH?

Training and capacity building in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control in children through an interactive electronic tool and a European collaborative group

Team-COACH is a three year project made up of a consortium of experienced partners in Spain, Italy, and Greece. The consortium will build a strong community of practice, focusing on IPC and AMS strategies and best practice. Penta is a partner in the project.

Why is Team-COACH needed?

Team-COACH responds to the public health emergency of AMR and will enhance disease prevention and health promotion through international collaboration. By prioritising paediatric IPC and AMS programmes, Team-COACH will ensure that children are adequately protected against AMR.

What is Team-COACH’s goal?

Team-COACH aims to reduce AMR in children by building capacity building and improving best practices in infection prevention control and antimicrobial stewardship. This will be done by developing an electronic platform and a dynamic European network.

Team-COACH is co-funded by the European Union. EU4H-2021-PJ-14 – GA Nº101079939 – TEAM-COACH