Yesterday marked the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November 2021). BIVDA, as well as having an AMR working party, also is part of the AMR Diagnostic Programme Board (with BIVDA represented by Doris-Ann) and on the Longitude Prize Panel (again represented by Doris-Ann). We are also members of the AMR Industry Alliance which is a global initiative run to represent both the pharma and diagnostics industries.
This year, as we have done for several years, we are part of the digital campaign run by MediaPlanet to raise awareness and there is a supplement in this week’s New Scientist which includes an article from BIVDA. The full campaign can be seen here.
Over the next week, Michael will be promoting the use of diagnostics in AMR on our social media channels, and we’d welcome any supporting tweets from members which we can put out for you or share from our own accounts.
We will also be responding to the UK Health Safety Agency’s consultation on Sepsis, which as you will all know, is linked closely to AMR. An email has gone to the AMR Working Party inviting input to the consultation and it is on this Newsletter in the Consultations section.