The Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Edith Schippers, will invest more than 6 million euros in research into new antibiotics during the next four years. The money is intended for a new research programme for the development of antibiotics and is associated with the new National Antibiotic Development Platform. The platform will be part of the Netherlands Centre for One Health and will consolidate and strengthen research. Both the platform and the research programme will start before the end of this year. Schippers announced this September 21th, 2016 in New York, where she spoke about the need to control antibiotic resistance at a special meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Within the NCOH, currently a lot of exciting and important research is being conducted. What is going well? What can be improved? How does collaboration contribute to our research? We invite all NCOH investigators to come to the second Science Café ONE HEALTH to get up to speed with the latest developments and meet fellow NCOH colleagues.
Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have joined the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH), which unites experts from Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, Wageningen University and Research, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, and Academic Medical Center Amsterdam in the areas of human and animal health, thereby forming an even stronger academic network on infectious diseases in The Netherlands.
Get (It) Together is the first national student event in the field of One Health, which was held on Friday, June 10th. Instant success. More than 100 students from all over the Netherlands visited the event.
NCOH in the media
Marc Bonten reacts on use of bacteriophage against AMR – reflectionsipc.com
Ebola in Congo: moeten we een nieuwe epidemie vrezen? - Nieuws en Co (NL)
Ebola-uitbraak Congo leidt waarschijnlijk niet tot grote epidemie - Nieuws & Co (NL)
Ontdekking drie nieuwe virussen - BNR Spitsuur (NL)
Gilles van Wezel explains how to find new antibiotics - RTL Nieuws (NL)
Marc Bonten reacts on ominous reports from CDC - Telegraaf TV (NL)
About Zika and AMR during ECCMID 2016 - Radio 1 (NL)
Bonten and Wagenaar on antibiotic resistance - BNR Radio (NL)
Marion Koopmans and David Heymann on Zika - Nieuwsuur (NL)
NCOH mentioned in report on Antibiotic RD Initiatives (2016 Dutch EU Presidency)