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News story: £5 million given to AMR research partnerships between UK and Argentina

first_imgDr Jorge Tezon, Director of Scientific Development at CONICET, said: The research will benefit low- and middle-income countries, which are disproportionately impacted by AMR.The programme will be delivered on behalf of GAMRIF by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in the UK and by CONICET in Argentina.The use of antimicrobial drugs in livestock production is a primary contributor to the development and spread of AMR. Drug-resistant microbes can be transmitted from animals to humans via direct contact or through the food chain and the environment, which poses a potential significant threat to human health.Mark Kent, the UK Ambassador to the Argentine Republic, said: The funding will go to 5 research partnerships between the UK and Argentina.It has been awarded through the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF) and will be matched in staff and lab resources by the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) in Argentina.British and Argentinian researchers are launching the ‘Tools to tackle AMR in the environment’ programme in Buenos Aires this week.The partnerships receiving the award are: High-quality research is needed to increase our ability to effectively treat bacterial infections in humans and animals. That’s why CONICET has decided to partner with DHSC, BBSRC and NERC and promote joint research projects. At the national level, Argentina promotes interdisciplinary work with different actors focused on the concept of ‘one health’. This research programme is particularly important as it involves interaction between national stakeholders on AMR. We also expect that this could benefit other countries and regions around the world which are disproportionately affected by AMR and help them improve food security and the associated economics.center_img Today’s announcement is further evidence that the UK is committed to working with Argentina to help tackle global issues. Antimicrobial resistance is a threat which is killing hundreds of thousands of people across the world each year. The research programme represents the best of British and Argentinian technical abilities, and will have an international impact. Tackling antimicrobial resistance is a global priority, and investigating AMR in agriculture and the environment is crucial. This partnership is exciting, not only because it is good for UK and Argentinian science, but because the benefits could be shared with developing and emerging economies around the world. William Gaze (University of Exeter) and Alejandro Petroni (Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud “Dr Carlos G Malbrán”) to develop a conceptual framework to improve understanding of AMR in livestock systems for translation into policy and practice Helen West (University of Nottingham) and Sonia Gómez (Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud “Dr Carlos G Malbrán”) to develop best practice for waste management in commercial chicken farms in Argentina to manage AMR Dominic Moran (University of Edinburgh) and Mariano Fernandez Miykawa (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria) to understand and quantify the environmental and economic impacts of antimicrobial use in chicken supply chains and design interventions that are cost-effective for producers Peers Davies (University of Liverpool) and Sergio Sanchez-Bruni (Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil) to develop an antimicrobial surveillance framework for the Argentinian beef industry to understand how antimicrobial usage and farming practices impact the environment Kirsten Reyher (University of Bristol) and Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) to investigate the prevalence and causes of AMR in Argentinian farming systems and the impact on the near-farm environmentlast_img read more


April 20, 2021 0

Angola’s Marburg death toll reaches 329

first_img Back in early June, the WHO had reported 423 cases with 335 deaths in the epidemic. But the figures were revised downward after a review of the data in mid-July. Aug 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Angola has afflicted 374 people and killed 329 of them, an increase of six cases and six deaths since late July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said this week. The WHO had reported 368 cases with 323 deaths as of Jul 29. The latest figures, provided by Angola’s Ministry of Health, represent a case-fatality rate of 88% in the epidemic, which began in October 2004 but first gained international attention in March. Aug 24 WHO updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_08_24/en/index.htmlPrevious WHO updates on outbreakhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/archive/country/ago/en/center_img See also: All but six cases and deaths were reported in Uige province, the WHO said. The last death in a confirmed case occurred Jul 21. Authorities were still monitoring 52 people who had contact with case-patients and were still sending clinical samples to Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory for testing.last_img read more


November 18, 2020 0

Mastermind: World Champion Magnus Carlsen is also one of the best in the world…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisAdvertisement 44c1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1galWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p0xWould you ever consider trying this?😱igCan your students do this? 🌚k5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chess is a game of intelligence. No use of brawn, all use of brain. The reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, holds a monumental IQ of 190. Trained under the legendary chess icon Garry Kasparov, Carlsen is widely regarded as “the genius who’ll only get better.” Although, not only in chess, he is also getting better in other aspects. In fact, the Norwegian is among the 10 players of Fantasy Premier League!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisFantasy Premier League is a famous online online free to play fantasy football game, where players build up teams with footballers from Premier League teams. The core is determined by how the footballers perform in real life in every match day, and the players get score based on that.With an ever growing player base of more than 7 million, Carlsen is currently having his best FPL season so far- and is currently 3rd in the world. Not only that, the 29 year old is also topping the list of players in Norway.Advertisement His FPL team is called ‘Kjell Ankedal’, and user @alponcing posted the current week’s ranks on Twitter.The present FIDE World no. 1’s fantasy team consists of EPL stars like Mohammed Salah from Liverpool, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Tottenham winger Heung-Min Son. With consistent footballers in his team, Carlsen has reguarly got high scores every week.“It is a similar game, it requires planning and strategy. And he has an incredible memory which helps.” Speaking to the Guardian, the current World Chess Champion stated that the game of chess and FPL require somewhat equivalent methods.However, is pretty humble about his achievement in the virtual game, saying that his fate has helped him to enter the top 10 list.“In chess, you know when you’ve done well and when you’ve done poorly, but it’s hard for me to take praise for fantasy league, when I’ve just been lucky,” he added.Tarjei Svensen, famous chess journalist revealed that Carlsen is an avid Football fan since his childhood, and regularly follows the English top flight.“His level of knowledge about English football is amazing, which must help him a lot,” Carlsen’s compatriot told Guardian.Last month Carlsen posted a photo of him doing football skill moves while he was at the Grand Chess Tour in Kolkata.Next Viswanathan Anand in the making, 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest chess player in history to shatter this record! Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0