Tokyo (Japan), 21 July 2022 – A multi-organisation group committed to monitoring the spread and impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Quadripartite Technical Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and Use integrated surveillance (QTG-AIS), announced a call for expression of interest for experts with relevant technical skills and background to support their mission.
The Call for Experts and detailed information can be found at this link. WOAH RRAP encourages regional experts to apply and contribute to the global agenda.
AMR is a global animal and public health threat driven by the overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in the human, animal, and plant sectors. As part of larger efforts to address AMR, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE), together known as the Quadripartite, established the Quadripartite Joint Secretariat (QJS).
The QJS consolidates cooperation among these agencies and provides overall secretariat support for the Quadripartite Technical Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and Use integrated surveillance (QTG-AIS), which was established to provide advice and guidance on the development of global and context-appropriate regional and country-level systems for integrated surveillance. More information can be found on the Terms of Reference of the QTG-AIS.
This call for expression of interest for QTG-AIS experts is for microbiologists, epidemiologists, public health practitioners, health scientists, veterinary scientists, food systems experts, agriculture experts, environmental scientists, plant production/protection experts, microbial geneticists, molecular biologists, microbial genomics experts, computational biologists, bioinformaticians, data scientists or other relevant disciplines who have experience working with or in low and/or middle-income countries (based on the World Bank classification).