WASH report

In June, the AMR Centre co-hosted a roundtable on the topic of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) with the SHARE Consortium. Bringing together a high-level group of experts from across institutions, including from WHO, DfID, DH, MRC, the World Allicance Against AMR, WaterAid and universities in the UK and Bangladesh, the event was highly productive […]

Applying Social Theory to AMR

Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Social Theory: An Anthropologically Oriented Report Director of the AMR Centre, Clare Chandler, was invited to speak at the Antimicrobial Resistance Cross Council Initiative Challenges and Opportunities Meeting on 5th July 2017. In her talk, Clare discussed the reasons why interdisciplinary working is promoted in AMR, and how this can be […]

Where humans and animals collide: Emerging infections and newfound resistance

Read the feature article by Jacqui Thornton on the LSHTM website.

BLOG | World Malaria Day Symposium

Will Resistance to Antimalarial Drugs Halt Decades of Progress? Symposium – Malaria Drug Resistance in Africa and Asia: Trends and Metrics Sinwan Basharat (AMR Centre student liaison officer) – 25.04.2017 The event that informed this blog can be viewed online here. Across the world, April 25 marks World Malaria Day. An annual day bringing international awareness to […]

CARB-X awards $24 million for new antibacterial products

via @CIDRAP at University of Minnesota New antibiotic development is getting a much-needed shot in the arm. CARB-X, a public-private initiative that aims to boost discovery and development of novel antibiotics and diagnostic tests to combat antibiotic resistance, announced today it will be awarding $24 million to 11 biotech companies working on new antibacterial products that […]

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched

[Source: Lancet] Officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 31st Jan 2017, the Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency, and it will be headed by John Nkengasong, who worked for more than 20 years for the US CDC. The aim of the Africa CDC will be to establish early warning and response […]

AMR Centre Student Liaison Officers appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four Student Liaison Officers to the AMR Centre. The four MSc students are Emily Kelly, Louise Tangermann, Priyanka Shrestha and Simone Fukuda. They will support the Centre by liaising between the staff and student bodies at LSHTM, performing a communication role in relation to AMR events and research. […]

New weapon in the global fight against fake malaria drugs: a cheap scanner

The Guardian – Monday 20 February 2017 17.00 GMT Last modified on Monday 20 February 2017 20.03 GMT Like a TV remote, a device known as Scio uses infrared light and connects to a smartphone to determine whether medications are genuine. A man waits to be tested for malaria in Debarq, Ethiopia. A relatively cheap […]

BLOG: Animals for Antibiotic Research

A post by AMR Centre researcher Sam Willcocks on the Longitude Prize blog.

Funding call: Understanding the challenge of resistance in agriculture

  BBSRC: Understanding the challenge of resistance in agriculture The aim of this highlight call is to stimulate innovative research to understand and help address the development in weeds, pests, parasites or pathogens of resistance to agents used for countering them. [Link]