The growing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a health security issue of global concern. Resistant strains of infectious pathogens spread across national borders quickly and easily, and antibiotic resistance is outpacing the discovery of new drugs. To combat the rising AMR crisis in a sustainable manner, HSP is supporting efforts in Pakistan to improve local laboratory capacity for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST).
We are thrilled to share more about our Training Institute that took place last month for the 2016 Health Security Futures Fellowship – Pakistan cohort.
As the 2016 Futures Fellowship Training Institute nears, HSP would like to formally introduce this year’s Fellows.
In collaboration with the University of the Punjab, HSP co-hosted a workshop on dual-use research of concern (DURC) where 40 PhD students engaged in DURC case study and risk assessment discussions and conceptualized how DURC concepts relate to their own research projects. This event is part of a larger HSP-supported initiative seeking to assess graduate students’ attitudes and awareness of DURC.
The next cohort of Health Security Futures Fellows was brought together in Lahore for an orientation for the intensive program slated for April in Amsterdam, and year-long program to follow.
As we gear up for the 2016 Futures Fellow Training Institute in Amsterdam, HSP recognizes one of last year’s stellar Fellows, Raheel Suleman, who will return to this year’s training as an Alumni Leader.
Throughout the week, the Fellows were paired with a foreign peer Fellow and attended a series of intensive training sessions ranging from non-communicable disease to intentional misuse of biological pathogens.