U.K. Announces Efforts To Address AMR; Dame Sally Davies To Become U.K. Special Envoy On Issue
U.K. Department of Heath and Social Care: New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance
“Public Health Minister Seema Kennedy has confirmed the government will be retaining the world-leading expertise of outgoing Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, as U.K. special envoy on [Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)]. Dame Sally will be working across all sectors to deliver a ‘One Health’ response to AMR, which includes health, agriculture, and the environment. … Last year the government committed £32 million funding to accelerate the U.K.’s work in the global fight against AMR. Ten leading research centers across the country will now use the funding to explore new ways to inform prescribing and identify patterns of resistance…” (6/23).