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$50-100k grants to address socioeconomic outcome disparities due to AMR-related factors

Dear All, I was fascinated to see Mayo Clinic’s Global Bridges Healthcare Alliance release an RFP on 21 Oct entitled “Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programs to Address Health Inequities arising from Socioeconomic Disparities in USA, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.” The RFP is supported by a grant from Pfizer and seeks to “… solicit programs that have

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Starting 18 May: #SquashSuperbugs, Salt in My Soul (movie), and more!

Dear All, Building on last year’s call from PFID to declare 18 May the annual “Squash Superbugs Day of Action,” we have a flurry of activity beginning tomorrow. See the list just below and participate as much as you can — the hashtag #SquashSuperbugs is highly recommended for your social media posts! In addition to just

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Future Leaders Against AMR – Fireside Chat with Founder!

Dear All, As some of you may have seen on Twitter, the Future Leaders Against AMR have been busy! I was honored to speak to the group of 40 international young people as part of their lecture series. Future Leaders Against AMR is supported by the PAR Foundation and, once I realized the grassroots nature of the

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Discussing Details of ATMF’s 2021 AMR Benchmark Report!

Dear All, As you may remember, last fall I wrote a newsletter about ATMF’s 3rd update to the AMR Benchmark series. You are encouraged to read the report but in brief, the key messages are (i) the pipeline is small with most innovation coming from small biotech, (ii) stewardship and access planning are increasingly seen (but

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Young people and AMR: A global summit! A video game!

Dear All, Today we have two hopeful signs from our younger colleagues about the future of AMR! First Global AMR Youth SummitThe World Health Students’ Alliance (WHSA) has announced a 3-day virtual event (20-22 Nov 2020, see details below) where “youth around the world come together to discuss, learn, and get empowered about various AMR-related

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RFP: Gender inequality in AMR (with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa)

Dear All, Continuing with the theme of socio-economic inequality and AMR that we discussed in prior newsletters (31 Jan 2022, “RFP: Support For Creating Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers Of Excellence” and 26 Oct 2021, “$50-100k Grants To Address Socioeconomic Outcome Disparities Due To AMR-Related Factors”), we today have an RFP on gender and AMR from the

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RFP: Climate-Sensitive Infectious Disease Modelling

Dear All, And now for something really different! With the recent GRAM report (20 Jan 2022 newsletter) showing that AMR is linked to more deaths that HIV or malaria (#AMRSOS! Andrew Jack and FT team have some great graphics for this … check them out!), we now have an absolutely fascinating call from Wellcome Trust for

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CC4CARB solicitation is out (16 Mar 2020 deadline) / Superb WSJ podcast on antibiotic economics

Dear All, I wrote on 3 Jan 2020 (link) about the NIAID contract intended to establish an innovative Chemistry Center for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CC4CARB). The formal solicitation has now gone live and can be found here. The deadline for applications is 16 Mar 2020. Get to it! In parallel, there is a superb Wall Street Journal podcast dated 13 Jan 2020 about

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