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  • Posted on: Jul 13, 2018
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 Philippe Mayaud, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Reproductive Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Dr Gwenda Hughes, Consultant Scientist and Head of Sexually Transmitted Infection Section at Public Health England present how INCOBRA is supporting STI-Net.

STI-Net was started to address the need to improve surveillance of AMR in gonorrhoea, as highlighted by the joint WHO/Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative.

To that scope a new international network called STI-Net was established,  a collaborative network of public health and academic professionals from partner organisations in Europe (the UK and Sweden with support from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and Brazil (multiple states with support from the Ministry of Health,), focusing on research on AMR in STIs. 

STI-net - Brazil-EU sexually transmitted infections network

Members of network:

  • Public Health England (UK)
  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (UK)
  • Dean Street Express, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK)
  • Örebro University Hospital (National Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria - NRLPN) (Sweden)
  • Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Faculdade da Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) (Brazil)
  • Ministry of Health, Brasilia (Brazil)
  • Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis (Brazil)
  • Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas-Fiocruz (FIOCRUZ) (Brazil)
  • Secretaria Estadual de Saúde (SES), São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • University of Brasilia (Brazil)

Funded by INCOBRA, part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme collaboration with Brazil, STI-Net aims to form an alliance between existing networks and additional partner organisations that will exchange expertise, support delivery of national surveillance programmes, and share innovations in healthcare pathways and scientific research focused on STIs and AMR.

A first STI-Net workshop took place in Sao Paulo in May 2018.

STI-Net will provide a foundation for establishing a global surveillance network through partnership with other countries and international networks.

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Scientific field: Health