WHO 2017 Priority Pathogens List

Dear All:

The new WHO priority pathogen list for R&D has been released! It’s entirely focused on bacteria both otherwise has a lot of similarity the CDC list. FYI, CARB-X will use both lists going forward. Links to WHO materials are below. I have also prepared a short slide deck (updated on 22 Dec 2017) that shows the WHO, CDC, and ESKAPE pathogens side-by-side.

  • 22 Dec 2017 addendum: see also this blog post regarding the methodology paper published Dec 2017.
  • 11 Feb 2020 addendum: I have updated that deck to also show the CDC 2019 threat list. Get the new deck here, go here for a newsletter about CDC’s update, and go here for a discussion of the problem of setting antibiotic R&D priorities.

Best wishes, –jr

John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. | Chief Strategy Officer, CARB-X | Expert-in-Residence, Wellcome Trust | Follow me on Twitter: @JohnRex_NewAbx

Press release: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/bacteria-antibiotics-needed/en/

Pathogen list: http://www.who.int/medicines/publications/WHO-PPL-Short_Summary_25Feb-ET_NM_WHO.pdf


Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Share on reddit

WHO Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR seeks consultant to develop multisectoral guidance

Dear All, WHO continues on their streak of seeking support for their AMR-related work! Today we have a posting by the Tripartite Joint Secretariat on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) of a consultancy opening for an 11-month project that would support development of multisectoral guidance(s) on development and strengthening of the coordination mechanisms and governance structures for addressing AMR. Full details

Building momentum for delinked incentives: Key upcoming webinars

Dear All, A brief note today as I am traveling (yes, really … first time in almost 18 months) but wanted to share these 3 important upcoming meetings. The theme I expect to hear running through them all is that (i) innovation is possible (the CARB-X Year 5 report is amazing!), (ii) new antibiotics must both

Reform of EU pharmaceutical legislation: Public consultation now open!

Dear All, As was discussed in these prior newsletters, the EU has announced an ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy with initiatives that include development of Pull incentives for antimicrobials among a number of other topics (see the 28 Nov 2020 newsletter for the full list): 28 Nov 2020 (a general announcement) 29 Apr 2021 (comments by Stella Kyriakides) 24 Jun 2021 (RFPs

WHO webinars: A costing/budgeting tool for National Action Plans on AMR

Dear All, WHO are really busy these days! I was interested to see that WHO are hosting a pair of webinars entitled “The WHO Costing and Budgeting Tool for National Action Plans on AMR.” The webinars have the same basic content but different time zones. Here’s the agenda for one of them: Introduction Mr Anand Balachandran

Scroll to Top