Fungal infections are leading infectious causes of death worldwide – accounting for more deaths than either TB or malaria
This is especially true in tropical settings. Despite this, fungal research is often neglected, and fungal pathogens have generally been wrongly excluded from research and surveillance into antimicrobial resistance. Working together across time zones, and collaborating with agricultural and veterinary colleagues in Australia and Vietnam, Justin and Tra My have uncovered alarming rates of resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus – posing a significant threat to people in Vietnam, and perhaps the region.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) have joined hands to combat the threat of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases by increasing capacity in outbreak investigation and disease surveillance.
With support of our Conference Partners, the University of Sydney are hosting the first international conference on global health security in Sydney, 18-20 June 2019 - registrations are now open
This methodology has enjoyed increasing popularity among researchers internationally and has been inspired by developments across a range of disciplines: ethnography, visual and applied anthropology, medical sociology, health services research, medical and nursing education, adult education, community development, and qualitative research ethics.