Coordinated global action needed to address antimicrobial resistance and sexually transmitted infections
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- Posted on: Jul 13, 2018
- United Kingdom
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.
Members of network:
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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