Antimicrobial stewardship

Wellcome announces new efforts to survey global antmicrobial resistance

Wellcome has launched a new initiative to help improve surveillance of global drug-resistant infections.

The (SEDRIC), which launched on 30 January 2018, aims to help countries track the spread of drug-resistant infections, and to improve processes of data sharing and analysis. Through this, they hope to reduce the global impact of antimicrobial resistance.

SEDRIC’s board is chaired by , a clinical microbiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The board also includes , professor of pharmaceutical microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Peacock said the new consortium would build on work by others, including the (GLASS) and the . SEDRIC would, she said, work to identify critical gaps and barriers to surveillance efforts, and will help countries adopt sustainable best practices and strategies:

“We will provide technical expertise and knowledge, but will also look at how technology might be better employed to strengthen existing surveillance networks and activities,” she said.

Citation: The Salvadore URI: 20204323

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