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WHO releases its Fungal Priority Pathogen List (PPL)!

Dear All, Based on a 2020 RFP, we’ve known that WHO was building a fungal priority pathogen list (PPL). Well, now the list has been released. Here’s what you need to understand the new PPL: Webpage where you can get the report My PowerPoint .pptx that summarizes all the PPLs to date My webpage that provides

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WHO Forming Task Force of Antimicrobial Resistance Survivors

Dear All, The WHO has announced a call for expressions of interests from AMR survivors and their caregivers to serve in the inaugural WHO Task Force of AMR Survivors! WHO are specifically looking for both (i) survivors of a drug-resistant infection and (ii) anyone who was a direct caregiver of such a patient. Their goal is

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Raising awareness of AMR: WHO report on best approaches

Dear All, In addition to forming the inaugural WHO Task Force of AMR Survivors, the WHO has also recently released a report entitled “Awareness-raising on Antimicrobial Resistance: Report of global consultation meetings.”  The report is based on discussions at two meetings held by WHO with stakeholders from across the world. Even before opening the report,

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WHO Vaccine pipeline review; CDC on impact of COVID on AMR

Dear All, WHO continues to crank out those pipeline reviews … now we have one for bacterial vaccines! Go here for the press release and here for the report. The report considers data from 2010 forward and (interestingly) provides data on both active and failed projects. The review identified 94 active preclinical candidates and 61

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WHO Seeking Antifungal Resistance Fighting Consultant Located Anywhere!

Note: Please use the copy of the newsletter posted at https://amr.solutions/ if you have trouble with links in this newsletter. Dear All, WHO have just today posted a very interesting fungus-focused consultancy role. Even if you’re not looking for a role yourself, it is instructive to examine the goals for this role as it gives you some

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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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