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WHO announces the first global target on antibiotic prescribing to combat AMR.
by 2023, 60% of all antibiotics for adults & children must come from Access - the group of antibiotics at lowest risk of resistance. For more information head over to the AWaRe website
WHO has also released the new essential medicines and diagnostic list including 3 new antibiotics, however, they will most likely be expensive and therefore not affordable for the great majority of children in the LMIC setting.
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Professor Mike Sharland has been made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his work on antimicrobial resistance with @DHSCgovuk and @WHO as well as his clinical work @StGeorgesTrust. Huge congratulations to Prof. Mike Sharland for this well-deserved recognition. WSPID is extremely proud to share that he is the Chair of our #AMR Declaration Working Group which will oversee the implementation of the Declaration on Combating AMR in Children at a regional level.
WSPID calls upon global and national leaders and decision makers to recognise the distinctive nature and key importance of the impact of AMR in neonates and children.
Read the declaration here and stay tuned for more information as we move forward.
WARNING: Fraudulent registration and housing websites may pose as WSPID 2019 official registration and housing providers. Bookings contracted through a pirate agency do not guarantee entrance to the Congress or a confirmed booking in a hotel.Make sure you only register and book your accommodation through the official #WSPID2019 website! https://wspid2019.kenes.com/The Napoleón González World Lecture and the Special Lecture are two of the highlights of the WSPID World Congress that you don’t want to miss!Napoleón González World Lecture Lessons Learned from Africa - by Elizabeth Molyneux (Malawi/UK)November 8, 2019, at 13:30Special Lecture Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Lessons Learned from Success in Thailand - Usa Thisyakorn (Thailand)November 7, 2019, at 16:15Join us for the WSPID Research WorkshopThe WSPID Education Committee hosts a full-day Research Workshop on November 5, 2019. This Research Workshop gives early career researchers a unique chance in receiving expert guidance and advice for their study development. Learn more and apply here
The WSPID Education Committee hosts a full-day Research Workshop on November 5, 2019. This Research Workshop gives early career researchers a unique chance in receiving expert guidance and advice for their study development. Learn more and apply here
Get Ready for #WSPID2019!Discover the essence of a WSPID congress - the sessions, people and events by browsing the WSPID 2017 photo gallery.Meet the committees responsible for #WSPID 2019 - the locals and the international PID community.Learn more about Manila! Come to Manila not only for the latest and greatest in pediatric infectious disease education and networking but also to explore the Pearl of the Orient! Read more here
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