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WHO Essential Medicines List (EML): Antibiotic Book promotes AWaReness

Dear All, WHO have released for consultation an updated draft of their EML (Essential Medicines List) Antibiotic handbook. For those not familiar with it, WHO’s EML (now in its 22nd edition!) provides a guide to a core set of medicines that every country should have. The antibiotic-focused version does this for antibiotics and then adds

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Fabulous full-time AMR-focused leadership role at WHO! Apply now!

Dear All, Just now posted is an excellent opportunity to be a full-time Team Lead at WHO in the AMR group with Peter Beyer. Here’s the link you need: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100011 In brief, this is a very visible and senior Team Lead role with a top-level job description of “Develops and proposes innovative technical health policies

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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

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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

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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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WHO wants to hear from all pre-clinical antibiotic developers (18 Mar 2019 deadline)

​Dear All: Are you doing preclinical antibiotic R&D? If so, WHO wants to hear from you! As you know, WHO has published these two analyses of priority pathogens and antibacterial agents currently in Phases 1-3: Prioritization of pathogens to guide discovery, research and development of new antibiotics for drug resistant bacterial infections, including tuberculosis (2017, link) 

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WHO-FAO-OIE OneHealth survey on research priorities / JPIAMR-VRI integrated resistance database

Dear All, Two brief items today: First, a survey on OneHealth research priorities from WHO/FAO/OIE: “The Tripartite collaboration between World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)) is joining efforts to develop a One Health priority research agenda on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). “This

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WHO RFP: Help build the One Health Research Agenda on AMR

Dear All, WHO are looking for multidisciplinary university groups or other scientific institutions to support the development of a One Health Priority Research Agenda on AMR! Per the RFP on the UN website (https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/146908), the terms of reference include scientific and methodological support for the following activities: Review of the grey literature and policy analysis of

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