Press Release Grant Winners 2023
PRESS RELEASE: PAR Foundation Reveals Winners of Grant Call 2023 for AMR Research and Education Initiatives
PAR Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of its highly anticipated Grant Call for 2023. After careful evaluation and consideration, the foundation has selected exceptional grantees in two categories: Research Grants and Education Grants. The winners have demonstrated outstanding potential in advancing understanding and combating the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The Research Grant category seeks to support pioneering research projects focused on preventing and managing bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance using innovative methods. PAR Foundation recognizes the urgent need for collaborative efforts across various sectors, including human and animal health, food production, the environment, research, and international development cooperation, to effectively address the growing threat of AMR.
In line with its commitment to creating awareness and fostering understanding of antibiotic resistance, the Education Grant category aims to engage the next generation of health students, scientists, advocates and researchers through educational initiatives. These initiatives play a crucial role in raising awareness in society and promoting measures to mitigate the impact of AMR, as recognized by the World Health Organization as a top 10 global public health threat.
“We are thrilled to unveil the recipients of the Grant Call 2023 and extend our congratulations to our talented grantees,” said Cecilia Dahlström, Secretary-General at PAR Foundation. “Their research projects and educational initiatives hold immense promise in addressing antimicrobial resistance. We are confident that their contributions will drive meaningful change and pave the way for a healthier future.”
To celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s grantees and showcase their winning projects, PAR Foundation hosted a webinar on June 20 at 14:00 CET. The seminar provided an excellent opportunity for grantees to present their work and engage with key stakeholders in the field.
“We encourage you to join us in this important quest and to gain valuable insights through research and educational initiatives supported by PAR Foundation,” added Cecilia Dahlström. “These projects have the potential to change peoples approach to antibiotic resistance and contribute to effective treatments.”
For more information about the Grants including eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit the PAR Foundation website at https://parfoundation.org/. Stay updated on the latest news and developments by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
2023 PAR Grantees:
- Vedika Bhatt, Malaysia – Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance through educational initiatives in Malaysia
- Pedro Abril Ortiz, Ecuador– AMR intervention training program
- Kenneth Egwu and Ibrahim Adamu, Nigeria – Intervarsity Trainingand Establishment of AMR Clubs for Youth Champions
- Michael Mosha, Tanzania – Enhancing knowledge and abilities among healthcare interns to contain antimicrobial resistance in Tanzania. The “Bridging programme
- Edwin Luguku, Tanzania – Journalists; AMR Communication frontliners for the Tanzanian community
- Oluwafemi Daodu, Nigeria – AMR: Identifying key indigenous causative factors and educating of animal care/livestock stakeholders on stewardship
- Adéla Melcrová, The Netherlands – Reversing antimicrobial resistance — Nanoscopic methods pave the way
- Pontus Nordenfelt, Sweden – New effective antibodies against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
About PAR Foundation:
The Foundation to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance is a visionary force in combating antibiotic resistance globally. With an evidence-informed approach and a focus on funding unconventional projects, we aim to make a lasting impact. By promoting best practices and encouraging innovation, we strive to safeguard antibiotic efficacy and preserve the future of healthcare. Join us in shaping a world where infectious diseases can be effectively treated. Together, we can make a difference.
Secretary General, PAR Foundation
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“We are thrilled to unveil the recipients of the Grant Call 2023 and extend our congratulations to our talented grantees. Their research projects and educational initiatives hold immense promise in addressing antimicrobial resistance. We are confident that their contributions will drive meaningful change and pave the way for a healthier future.”
– The collaboration with PAR Foundation is an excellent example for how the Dynamic Dashboard and the work of the Global AMR R&D Hub can support funders and stakeholders in the AMR R&D field more broadly, says Dr Elmar Nimmesgern, who leads the work of the Global AMR R&D Hub from their offices in Germany.
Debate article by The Foundation to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance, published in one of Sweden’s major daily newspapers Svenska Dagbladet 18 November 2020.
The Foundation to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance has joined the Swedish impact measurement network Effektfullt, a partner network of Social Value International. We will work together with other change-making organizations to develop effective ways to measure our impact.