Author: Bilardi D, Rapa E, Bernays S, & Lang T
Published in: European Academy of Pediatric Societies
Background: Despite health research capacity development (HRCD) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) being recognised as a critical element to overcoming global health challenges, insufficient actions have been taken to tackle major barriers to HRCD.
This workshop will be focused on the importance of research in paediatric, adolescent, and maternal HIV infections. This type of research is critical to achieving an AIDS-free generation. Unfortunately, children are substantially less likely than adults to be diagnosed, engaged in care, and to access life-saving ART.
The HIV Paediatrics Workshop is the only meeting entirely devoted to research in the prevention and treatment of HIV infections in infants,
Aislinn Cook, a research fellow at St. George’s University of London in the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group, is the winner of the ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award 2020! The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is a non-profit public American charity with the mission to improve outcomes for patients with sepsis. Aislinn was awarded this prize for her ECCMID2020 abstract on the NeoAMR Global Neonatal Sepsis Observational Study (NeoOBS).
Today, 18th of November, is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EADD), that marks the start of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW). WAAW aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance, as well as encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance. The latest data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control highlights that across the European Union,
The Graduate Studies Committee of the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) at the University of Oxford (UK) assigns award prizes each year to current or recently graduated students of NDM supervisors. Prizes are awarded on the basis of student’s publication records, the impact and novelty of their research, and the impact of their research within and outside the department.
Davide Bilardi, Penta Project Manager and DPhil (PHD) student of NDM,
Bacteria are steadily becoming less and less responsive to currently available antibiotics. Together with members of the public, we explored the hot topic of ‘antimicrobial resistance’ at the European Researchers’ Night on 27 September 2019 in Padua, Italy. Every year in the EU alone, an estimated 33,000 people die as a result of infections that cannot be treated with antimicrobial drugs. Sure enough, the World Health Organization (WHO) has placed the growth of antimicrobial resistance on its list of top five threats to global health in 2019.
Penta will be at the European Researchers’ Night in Padua on 27 September, 2019. For this edition we have chosen the theme of ‘antimicrobial resistance’ (AMR). With the help of flyers and an educational video we hope to illustrate to the public what ‘AMR’ is, how it develops and spreads, and raise awareness on how much this problem is threatening global health.