By Ekta Patel
The following newsletter provides access and overview of the content of the CGIAR AMR hub led by ILRI that has been developed with our scientific partners for this quarter
The following research highlights have been captured under the five pillars:
- AM use
- Transmission dynamics
The following blog posts have been developed:
- Mitigating the risks of antimicrobial resistance in the poultry value chain in Uganda through #BuildUganda project
- Global maps of AMR in low- and middle-income countries reveal hotspots of resistance in animals
- AMR parallel session at ILRI’s Institute Planning Meeting 2019
The following videos have been developed related to AMR by partners
- Reducing antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh aquaculture by World Fish includes a campaign to promote the Bengali version.
- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) educational video funded by UK BBSRC/GCRF led by Laura Falzon and Katie Hamilton who are part of the Zoonotic and Emerging Disease group based jointly between the University of Liverpool (UK) and the International Livestock Research Institute (Kenya). Both Laura Falzon and Katie Hamilton have been nominated for the University of Liverpool staff awards in the category of outstanding contribution to public engagement.
In other news:
- The website had undergone some changes to capture research publications and improve navigation. We added an extra feature to push all articles to social media platform via twitter. Twitter feed shows that articles tagged to respective organizations, donors and partners received more attention. We encourage this as it brings added awareness to the partner community about the AMR hub.
- Supported the free online course by Future Learn and SLU on Effective Livestock Production with Low Use of Antibiotics via social media.
- Supporting LSHTM to promote Antibiotics Resistance and Agricultural Transitions series of seminars from Prof. Ellen Silbergeld held every Tuesday of each month:
- Recommend that if these talks are recorded they are shared with me so as to place them on the CGIAR AMR website
- World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) will be held on the 18-24th November 2019. The CGIAR AMR hub plans to carry out activities which will be shared as events through the website