Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

Ana Maria De Roda Husman

Prof.dr. Ana Maria de Roda Husman has been the Head of the dept. Environment at the Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (NL CIDC) since 2009 overseeing research and policy advise on public health risks associated with exposure to pathogens in soil, water and air. She holds Chair in Global changes and Environmental infectious diseases at UU IRAS.  As Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Water and Food ao with WHO and UNC she has organised and chaired the workshop on ‘Developing a Research Agenda for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)’ at the 18th IWA International symposium on Health related Water Microbiology in September 2015 which has led to a peer reviewed article as one of the WHO GAP actions on Combating AMR and WaSH. She presented the Key note regarding The global perspective on AMR and the role of the environment at the Uppsala Health Summit June 2015 A world without antibiotics. She has contributed to the book on AMR control 2016 with a publication on Risk assessment and risk management of AMR in the environment presented at the World Health Assembly of May 2016 and at the Beijing G20. Risk assessment has been one of her focus areas for almost 20 years which has led to numerous publications and key notes.