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LSHTM researchers awarded Research Council grant to study behaviour and policies driving antimicrobial usage in Pakistan

Johanna Hanefeld, Associate Professor Health Policy and Systems and Head of the Anthropology, Politics and Policy Group at LSHTM and co-investigators Dr Mishal Khan, Dr Helena Legido-Quigley (Associate Prof NUS), Dr Ana Mateus RVC  and Prof Rumina Hasan, Aga Khan University Pakistan were recently awarded a grant to conduct the study ‘How do policymaker perceptions of antimicrobial resistance drive […]

AMR Centre Launch Event

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a major threat to life as we know it. Our health care practices, systems and economies have come to rely on antimicrobial medicines. These substances have provided protection against the worst effects of infectious disease, such as sepsis, and have allowed for the development of modern medical technologies, such as hip […]

Leading global health scientists call for new strategy to tackle the diseases of tomorrow

Tuesday, 04 October 2016     The heads of two of the country’s leading science and health institutions have called for action to tackle global health threats by focusing on a ‘One Health’ approach. One Health is a concept which recognises that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. At […]

Region of the Americas is declared free of measles

The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas. For more information, please read the […]

A health warning from the WHO regarding the types of antibiotics that can cure gonorrhea

A health warning from the World Health Organization was recently released regarding the types of antibiotics that can cure gonorrhea http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/246114/1/9789241549691-eng.pdf The World Health Organization says it’s a risk the one remaining treatment could stop working in about 5 years. Annually there are 78 million cases of gonorrhoea. The STD can be especially dangerous for […]

ProMED – Updates

Outbreak of high level azithromycin resistant gonorrhoea in England: an update The outbreak of HL-AziR gonorrhoea in England, described in HPR in April [2016], persists. There have been 17 cases of HL-AziR gonorrhoea reported to date in 2016 compared to 15 cases for the same time period in 2015. Between November 2014 and August 2016 […]

Rise and fall of the magic bullet | Sam Willcocks | TEDxLSHTM

Antibiotics were once considered the “magic bullet” against infections, and yet the rise of bacterial resistance has changed the game. Sam Willcocks walks us through the rise and fall of antibiotics, and shows us why we need to think carefully about how we harness new technology so that we can continue to do good.

The rhetoric of resistance | Helen Lambert, ESRC AMR Champion

One Wednesday a landmark declaration agreeing to combat antimicrobial resistance has been signed by 193 countries at the United Nations General Assembly. The agreement follows a worldwide campaign led by Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to highlight the threat posed to modern medicine by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Continue reading […]

Funding Competition: Antimicrobial Resistance (Innovate UK + Department of Health)

Up to £4 million capital investment is available to enable research into antimicrobial resistance and advance the development of new products. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-antimicrobial-resistance

Constructing AMR Workshop

    AMR Centre Director, Clare Chandler,  organised a ‘Constructing AMR’ workshop that took place on the 3rd August 2016. The workshop  brought together leading social scientists  to explore from different disciplinary perspectives how AMR is constructed, and what this means for how policy, science and practice are being made and remade. Topics included: the […]