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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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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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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 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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