The Global AMR R&D Hub’s Board of Members met in Paris on October 31, 2019. The meeting was hosted by the French ministry of higher education, research and innovation. India has joined the Hub in September as the newest Member and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has joined the Hub as an Observer. The representatives attended a face-to-face Board meeting of the Hub for the first time and were extended a special welcome. Expanding the membership of the Hub’s Board of Members is a standing agenda item and countries and non-governmental donor organisations interested in joining the Board will find the relevant information on how to join here.
The current activities of the Global AMR R&D Hub for developing the Dynamic Dashboard and launching it in Q1 2020 were discussed. The Expert Advisory Group for determining the market potential of interventions addressing AMR reported on their work. Professor Towse from the Office of Health Economics gave a presentation about the study “HTA and Payment Mechanisms for New Drugs to Tackle AMR” that was commissioned by Wellcome Trust.
On 30 October the Board had its first joint meeting with the Stakeholder Group of the Global AMR R&D Hub. The Stakeholder Group gave input to the work of the Hub and the evaluation framework was presented by the external contractor who has been recruited for this task.