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Beyond Pull: Maximizing availability + (appropriate!) use / Help needed!

Dear All, Today we have two interwoven topics to consider: An analysis of research priorities (not all technical!) and a triad of related initiatives, each of which comes with an opportunity for you to starting working on some of those priorities! First up, we have an excellent new paper summarizing the perspective of 32 experts

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Two job openings in Geneva: Establishing global governance for IACG’s recommendations

Dear All, WHO is seeking two consultants to work for 6-12 months in Geneva. The consultants would provide strategic support and technical facilitation forestablishment of the global governance structures recommended by the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG, link). The work would be in close consultation with the Tripartite Organizations and other UN and

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Short-term WHO role to support analysis of pre-clinical pipeline

Dear All: I wrote previously (link to newsletter) about WHO’s call for information about pre-clinical antibiotic R&D. With a due date of 18 Mar, this is your chance to help construct a survey that can be used to drive further initiatives. In support of this, WHO is now look for a contractor to work with

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Wellcome Trust RFP: Landscape Report on Early antibiotic development

Dear All, The Wellcome Trust Drug-Resistant Infections team wants to understand what researchers in academia and SMEs need to enable them to be better able to make progress with their early antibiotic discovery projects. Although some programs are now in place (e.g., the accelerator support provided by CARB-X), what are the remaining barriers?  To help

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WHO Consultancy to support the IACG: 20 Dec 2019 deadline

Dear All: The UN Interagency Coordination on AMR Secretariat, hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), is looking for a consultant to support the delivery of the work of the ad hoc Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG). As context, IACG’s mandate is to provide practical guidance for approaches needed to ensure sustained effective global action to address

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Great job opportunity in Boston: CARB-X seeks an additional Director of R&D

Dear All: CARB-X is looking for you! This new job was just now posted: The Director of R&D is a new senior role on the leadership team of CARB-X, reporting directly to the Executive Director (Kevin Outterson). Here’s the brief: “The Director of R&D will take responsibility for the planning, review, awarding and monitoring of novel R&D projects

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Consultants for WHO’s SECURE, Wellcome-ICARS-Danish Gov’t AMR event

Dear All, See below my signature: A 6-month consultancy with WHO to support the the SECURE initiative, a program to assist countries in accessing and sustainably managing new and existing antibiotics needed to cope with antimicrobial resistance (AMR). There’s not much online (yet) about SECURE: the best description I can find is in the Terms of Reference

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