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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

Community Sharing Night is Saturday at Cottage Grove

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, May 16 for Community Sharing Night.Fans bringing a can of non-perishable food will receive a $2 discount at the admission booth. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are both on the weekend card.Three races have produced as many different winners in the Modified ranks.  Jesse Williamson, Braedon Hand and Kinzer Cox have each scored one win thus far.Gene Ashley won the one previous feature event held for Northern SportMods.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gate opens at 4 p.m., qualifying is at 5:30 p.m. and racing be­gins at approximately 6:45 p.m.last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

2015 AYC U-20: Ghana lose final Group B match to Mali

first_imgGhana surrendered top spot in Group B at the African Youth Championship after losing 1-0 to new leaders Mali on Sunday in Mbour in the final group phase match.The Black Satellites needed a draw to head the pool after two wins against South Africa and Zambia.Head coach Sellas Tetteh made four changes to the starting line-up and the gamble did not pay off.Striker Benjamin Tetteh had recovered from a knee injury but was rested as a precautionary measure.Ghana began the game the brightest with some bright inter change passes between Clifford Aboagye and Prosper Kassim to set up Samuel Afful but the latter fluffed his lines.Mali took a surprise lead when Ichaka Diarra headed in a corner kick after goalkeeper Muntawaliku Siedu failed to punch it away. The second half started with the same tempo with Mali midfield duo of Aboubacar Doumbia and Fousseyni Diabate overpowering Clifford Aboagye and Aseidu Attobrah.The Malians could have put the game beyond doubt on the 80 minute but for a superb save from Ghanaian goalkeeper Seidu who pulled off a good save to deny Hamidou Traore when he was through on goal.Aboagye made a good run into the Malian defense late on but goalkeeper Sory Ibrahimi Traore sniffed off the danger by coolly collecting the cut back.The defeat for Ghana means they finish second in Group B and face Nigeria at the Semi-final stage on Wednesday.Mali will play hosts Senegal in the second semi-final.last_img read more


August 28, 2020 0