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THE WAR AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE (ABR) HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MAIN PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS OF OUR TIME. IT CONCERNS US ALL.
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The 750 members of WAAAR are physicians, hospital managers, scientific researchers, hygiene nurses, patients and patient organizations, economists and concerned persons, from over 55 countries. In June 2014, the WAAAR initiated the Paris Declaration which enlisted the support of over 100 persons and, up to 145 societies or institutes.
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WAAAR is among the largest networks, along with REACT or APUA, of people actively working to make the world safe for human beings in the “post-antibiotic era”, a partner of the World Sepsis Day and a collaborator of COMBACT.
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Dr Jean Carlet, Trained in internal medicine, was head of the ICU in Hospital St Joseph in Paris for 25 years and has published in medical journals on the issue of antibiotic resistance for over 30 years. ACdeBMR WAAAR initially gained international recognition with the launch of the Paris Declaration. In 2015 he was nominated by France’s minister of health as the president of a Special Task Force for Antibiotic Preservation to elaborate the national plan on AMR. Dr Carlet is a leading steering committee member of several coalitions to combat AMR, such as the CDDEP’s CARA Coalition : The Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountabiliy. In November of 2017, he initiated the launch of ANTARTICA, The ANTimicrobiAl Resistance CriTIcal Care, a new coalition on scepsis, to achieve the WHO target, along with like minded specialist physicians in critical care. Along with WAAAR’s Vice-President Garance F Upham, Dr Carlet is Editor-in-Chief of the leading AMR publication for investors and decision makers : AMR Control, in collaboration with London publisher Global Health Dynamics. www.amrcontrol.info
President and Founder of ACdeBMR / WAAAR
Dr Vincent Jarlier, MD, PhD and currently PU-PH. He is a long standing member of ACdeBMR/WAAAR and today its Vice-President. He has many years as a researcher and practitioner in France and the USA, notably on antibiotic resistance, hospital acquired infections with a focus on preventing the transmission of AMR infections in health care. He is a Member of the Management of the European System for the Surveillance of Antibiotics, (EARS-Net, ECDC), of the Advisory board of the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC), of the European Society (ESCMID), and a leader in the French National Committee on Nosocomial Infections, as well as the Delegate for Hospital Acquired Infections for the national health system, and in charge of the BMR_Raisin program for surveillance of AMR infections. He is a founder of the ONERBA, the National Observatory on Antibiotic Resistance.
Dr Jarlier has been author and co-author to over 350 publications.
Dr Joël Leroy, MD, infectious disease physician in the University-Hospital (CHU) of Besançon, France since 1987 has been involved in promoting stewardship of antibiotic use and prescription. He works with hospital doctors in his region and beyond to optimize antibiotic use, reduce bacterial resistance and to promote vaccination. Those activities are conducted as part of a broader program which he leads since its creation in 2008, PRIMAIR (Regional interdisciplinary Program to Master Infections and Bacterial Resistance). PRIMAIR is integrated in the regional support program for the prevention of hospital acquired infections (CPIAs, Bourgogne Franche-Comté). The WAAAR alliance has a similar purpose and Dr Leroy participated in the launch. He is now WAAAR's General Secretary.
Garance is today Vice-President of the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR), winner 3rd Prize in the global NGO competition on AMR by the EU. Together with Dr Jean Carlet, she is editor in chief of the prestigious yearly "AMR Control" with contributions from many MoH (Algeria, China, France, Germany, Lebanon, Senegal, USA, the World Bank, USAID, or BARDA www.amrcontrol.info. She has 30 years experience in advocacy for IPC, having worked in infection control in Africa, then ten years as Patients for Patients Safety WHO expert.
Jean-Pierre HERMET is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EUROBIO Scientific, a leading French manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics, with more than 60 Million Euros in sales and listed on Euronext. Since 2015, he is member of the Strategic Committee of NOVOLYZE, a food safety company. Since 2016, he has coached more than 30 laureates from Finland to Israel in the Horizon 2020 program of the European agency EASME.
In 1999, he founded Hemosystem which developed a method for the rapid detection of bacteria in blood and blood products.
He is also the author of several studies on Medical Biology published by "Les Echos Etudes".
Secretary-General and Former Treasurer of ACdeBMR/WAAAR