We are delighted to announce the news that long-standing collaborator and Penta Foundation board member, Prof. Mike Sharland, was the proud recipient of the Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019 for his outstanding contributions in the field of paediatric antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Lead consultant paediatrician at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Department of Health’s Expert Advisory Body on AMR and healthcare associated infection (ARHAI), Prof. Sharland is one of the UK and Europe’s leading experts in antimicrobial prescribing, resistance and healthcare associated infection in children. He has been passionately dedicated to treating babies with infections for the past 40 years, seeing first hand the growing threat that AMR poses to us all. He continues to work tirelessly to improve the way we manage infections in children and achieve outcomes that reduce the number of babies from dying.
Speaking of this recognition Prof. Sharland said: “This honour is meaningful for me as it recognises the considerable efforts by many people to try and combat the emerging threat of AMR. In particular, it is recognition of the work done on deriving simple indicators of optimal prescribing and reducing the burden of infection due to multidrug resistant pathogens. This work is very important at a global level and I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue to further develop these measures with the WHO.”
We extend our warmest congratulations to him!