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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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WHO Pipeline Review: “The world is running out of antibiotics”

Dear All:  Released just a few hours ago in parallel with the UN General Assembly meetings, WHO has produced a detailed review of the global pipeline. As they note on their overview webpage, “The report found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by WHO as posing the greatest threat to health, including

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Implementation Handbook on National Action Plans from WHO

Dear All, Continuing on the theme of helping countries develop their own national action plans, WHO released the “WHO implementation handbook for national action plans on antimicrobial resistance: guidance for the human health sector“. The handbook has some great infographics like the one below and will shortly be translated into French, Spanish, and Russian. There

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WHO seeks experts for critical antibiotics advisory group

Dear All, WHO have opened a call for experts to be part of an Advisory Group on their Critically Important Antimicrobial (CIA) List. Background: As discussed in this 12 Oct 2020 newsletter, WHO and FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) rank antibiotics to determine which can be used in animals vs. those that must preserved for

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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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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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