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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 17/11/2017

WHO’s Antibiotic Awareness Week is 13 - 19 November, during which research council scientists have been collaborating in the fight against AMR
17 November 2017

Announcements and News

  • The UK has become one of the first nations to ratify the Kigali amendment to the UN Montreal Protocol, committing us to reducing HFCs by 85% between 2019 and 2036 – gov.uk
  • WHO’s Antibiotic Awareness Week is 13 - 19 November, during which research council scientists have been collaborating in the fight against AMR - MRC
  • BEIS’ Climate Change Minister, Claire Perry, launched Powering Past Coal Alliance at COP23 to end the use of unabated coal power – gov.uk
  • BEIS, DfT & DfE, with partners including EPSRC, have announced 2018 as the Year of Engineering in a major push to tackle skills gap – gov.uk
  • ESRC researchers have substantially reduced AMR survey costs in rural Thailand and Laos using satellite images that are freely available online - ESRC
  • MRC study in The Gambia leads to WHO pre-qualification of pneumococcal vaccine - MRC
  • BBSRC-funded research at the University of Birmingham has identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics - BBSRC
  • BBSRC- funded research has discovered that treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies’ natural defences - BBSRC.
  • FCO has released ODA data for FCO-specific programme spending for the financial year April 2016 to March 2017 – gov.uk

 

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Other news and interesting links

  • Top priorities for DFID’s new Secretary of State - ODI
  • $3.4bn to help tackle hunger and achieve the SDGs, but is this enough? Bond
  • UK research grant success rates rise for first time in five years – Times Higher Education
  • Ten interesting and unusual ideas researchers are working on which could help to improve health - Wellcome Trust
  • Creating a successful MOOC for academics in low-resource settings - INASP
  • Emma Rosen