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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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EU Council Recommendation adopted! But what does it mean?

Dear All, During their recent turn to hold the EU presidency (1 Jan to 30 Jun 2023), the Swedes have steadily pushed AMR as one of their top priorities. As part of this, Sweden used their most recent presidency to release a motion to adopt a Council Recommendation on fighting AMR. Here are the parallel links that

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The road to UNGA 2024: Global action on AMR!

Dear All, Greetings from ECCMID 2023 in Copenhagen! The days are busy, but last night we had a joint session between ECCMID and the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (GLG) entitled “Forging partnerships between science and policy: A high-level Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) event” had an excellent scientific program focused on prevention and use of diagnostics, but

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WHO 2017 BPPL Survey, ENABLE-2 Call, OHE summary of NHS pilot

Dear All, A key theme of all discussions on Pull incentives is that substantial rewards should go only to molecules with high medical value. We’re still learning to define the idea of high value and today’s newsletter brings together 3 threads that feed into this conversation:  First, we have the idea a priority pathogen list.

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WHO 2023 Pipeline Update: Share Your Preclinical Antibacterial Projects!

Dear All, As you know, WHO updates their preclinical and clinical pipeline summaries at regular intervals. The most current reviews are summarized on https://amr.solutions/pathogens-and-pipelines/. These excellent summaries are invaluable for researchers of all types and are also used to inform policy work. There is now a call to for current information on antibacterial pre-clinical projects. Go here

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WHO AWaRe antibiotic handbook released!

Dear All, WHO have now released the first version of an antibiotic handbook based specifically on their AWaRe scheme (Access, Watch, Reserve). Here are the links you need: Press release: https://www.who.int/news/item/09-12-2022-moving-who-guidance-on-antibiotics-into-the-heart-of-clinical-practice Book: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/365237 Just the infographics from the book: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/365135 We’ve known this was coming based on the draft EML (Essential Medicines List) Antibiotic handbook

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WHO consultancy: Rollout of Policy Guidance on Integrated Stewardship Activities

Dear All, Just below my signature you will find the full details on a recently posted WHO consultancy opportunity. It’s an intriguing 6-month project during which you would be responsible for the rollout and implementation of a new WHO Policy Guidance on the Implementation of Integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities. This guidance will be rolled out in

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Job openings with WHO and with ICARS (Copenhagen)

Dear All, What a wild day … it feels like the flood gates have opened! I am still smiling about the amazing BARDA announcement of 10 further years of funding for an Antibacterial Accelerator! In parallel, six (6!) contractor/job openings have popped onto my radar! Three are with WHO and three are with the recently created

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WHO-UNEP-FAO-OIE Youth Engagement Working Group on AMR: Apply now!

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world…” — Nelson Mandela Dear All, Regular readers will know my interest in developing the ecosystem of people who will work to address AMR over time (e.g., this interview with the founder of the Future Leaders Against AMR, my strong support for the

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