Y2021

Major Job Opening: Head of the Global AMR R&D Hub Secretariat

Dear All, Launched in 2018, the Global AMR R&D Hub was established following a call from G20 Leaders to address challenges and improve coordination and collaboration in global AMR R&D using a One Health approach. For a bit more more context on the AMR R&D hub, see this 25 Aug 2020 newsletter about the hub’s dashboard project and

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Ways to talk about AMR / Video chat with Maryn McKenna

Dear All, Explaining AMR to our colleagues is not easy! I wrote in a 30 Oct 2019 newsletter about what Wellcome Trust learned on this point when they interviewed 12,000 people in Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, the UK, the USA and Thailand — in brief, there are universal themes that improve the likelihood that your message will

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Job with global impact: Director, CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Dear All, Launched in 2016, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) of the University of Minnesota works to provide support globally to the the infectious disease community via such diverse activities as ASP-oriented podcasts, webinars, journal clubs, and other resources. CIDRAP itself is directed by the

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Brilliant 5-minute video explainer of the AMR problem!

 Dear All, Andrew Jack of the Financial Times (FT) has produced a superb 5-minute video explainer of the AMR challenge! Featuring cameos from Kevin Outterson (CARB-X), Christine Ardal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health), and Manica Balasegaram (GARDP), the video deftly illustrates the economic challenge, the way that delinked Netflix-like models provide a solution, and the

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Amended Indian PPL slide / SUPERBUGS Act / Novo REPAIR Global Call

Dear All, Three bits of news you can use… First, when I wrote yesterday about the new Indian Priority Pathogen List (PPL), I said that it was similar to the WHO PPL list except for the addition of Staphylococcus epidermidis (and speculated that this relates to the role of S. epidermidis in neonatal sepsis). Well, it

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Pew infographic: Antibiotic R&D needs economic incentives

Dear All, I hope you have been enjoying the excellent new pipeline analysis from Pew Trusts (10 Mar 2021 newsletter) and in particular their clever animated graphic showing pipeline evolution from 2014 to 2020. To build on this, Pew Trusts have now posted a webpage entitled “Antibiotic Development Needs Economic Incentives” that features a pair of

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Where’s the innovation? / Indian Priority Pathogen List / DTR video explainer

Dear All, Three things briefly this evening: First, the observation about the limited degree of innovation across products in Phases 1-3 in the recent newsletter about the Pew Pipeline review (only 1 in 4 are novel classes or novel mechanisms; none are potentially active against Gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens or WHO critical threat pathogens) generated queries along

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