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New AMR Centre report: Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance through Social Theory

It is World Antibiotic Awareness Week, when the World Health Organisation campaigns for the topic of antimicrobial resistance to be on the lips of the public, health workers and policy makers. This year’s theme ‘Antibiotics: Handle with care’ carries apparently simple messages: (1) it reminds us that these substances are a precious resource and that […]

AHRC AMR pre-call announcement

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has just announced a pre-call based on AMR and the built / indoor environment. The Research Councils are working together on a cross-council initiative to tackle AMR. Four themes have been identified as areas for research activity across the Council remits and a number of funding calls have […]

WHO | World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016

The AMR Centre will be joining this world-wide campaign promoted by the World Health Organization. For more information: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/en/

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.