Rapid diagnostic tests for targeting antimicrobial treatment

In many countries, the majority of antimicrobials are acquired outside of the formal health sector, from small shops and informal providers. The appeal to include these shops in stewardship campagins is strong. However, a qualitative study published this week by anthropologist Eleanor Hutchinson and colleagues at LSHTM adds a note of caution on the complexities […]

BLOG: It’s in the genes AKA Genetic determinants of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and where to find them

A post written by Dr. Sam Willcocks is now live on the Longitude Prize’s blog. Read it here. Sam is Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) investigating novel antimicrobials and virulence factors. Sam is also the lead for biological and pharmacological sciences within LSHTM’s AMR Centre.  The Longitude Prize is a […]

Interdisciplinary, international, and interconnected: Research at the LSHTM Antimicrobial Research Centre seeks to inspire through integration

  The newly launched Antimicrobial Resistance Centre at the LSHTM seeks to pioneer interdisciplinary research and guide action on AMR, one of the most significant challenges to global health today. At the AMR Centre launch event, researchers came together to illustrate current work, and stimulate new projects. Introductory reviews by Professor Anne Mills, Dr Richard […]

Report: AMR surveillance in low- and middle-income countries

Antimicrobial resistance is considered the greatest threat to global health security, but our data on its prevalence remain scanty, especially in low- and middle-income countries where the burden of infectious disease is highest. To address the need for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance, the World Health Organisation has developed the Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS). However, […]

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:

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 […]