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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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Estimating attributable mortality of resistant bloodstream infections: GLASS (WHO) recommended method

Dear All, WHO’s GLASS Secretariat (Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System, link) have recently released a standardized method for estimating attributable mortality of antimicrobial resistant bloodstream infections. The webpage discussing the document is here; the document itself is here. GLASS currently collects surveillance data on infections in the blood as well as the urinary, gastrointestinal, and

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WHO wants your input on its draft TPPs for needed antibacterial agents

Dear All, WHO has developed a set of draft TPPs (target product profiles) for needed new antibiotics. As part of the process, they are now opening a public consultation. Here is the essential text from their announcement: “The World Health organization (WHO) is developing target products profiles (TPPs) for needed antibacterial agents, providing the public

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WHO to create a Priority Pathogen List for Fungi! / RFP to build the list

Dear All, WHO have been thinking about the threat of resistant fungi as well as resistant bacteria. An initial discussion by a small working group on approaches to priority fungal pathogens (April 2020, here’s the link to the report) concluded that Candida auris; azole-resistant Candida spp., azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus, Cryptococcus neoformans (& C. gattii), Pneumocystis jirovecii, Mucorales, and potentially Histoplasmosis were

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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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WHO 2020 preclinical antibacterial pipeline data call

Dear All:  As you will hopefully recall from November 2019, Theuretzbacher et al. published a review of the preclinical pipeline that summarized data on 407 companies active in the preclinical R&D space during the window Sep 2016 through 1 May 2019. Go here for the newsletter about that paper and go here for my master summary

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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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