Lord Jim O’Neill – drug resistance threatens future development and economic prosperity

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  • Lord Jim O’Neill, discusses the progress that has been made in the two and a half years since the publication of the landmark Report: ‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’ including the ten point plan (or ten commandments) to tackle drug resistance.

    Lord Jim O’Neill is a member of the House of Lords, sitting on the cross benches, since he stepped down as Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in September 2016. In July 2018, Lord O’Neill became Chair of Chatham House, the international think tank. Jim is also Chairing the International Advisory Board for the Productivity Insights Network+Programme, co-ordinated by Sheffield University.
    Jim continues to be active in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), having chaired a independent Review into AMR for the Cameron Government, helping drive HM Government’s strategy as well as providing key input to the United Nations high level agreement in 2016. He recently published a new book on AMR with two of his colleagues from the Review.
    Jim chaired the Cities Growth Commission in the UK, which formed the basis for the
    government’s approach to devolution and the concept of the Northern Powerhouse. He is now Vice Chair of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership. He is Honorary Chair of Economics at Manchester University. Jim, creator of the acronym “BRIC”, worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist. He is a board member and a founding trustee of the UK educational charity, SHINE. Jim has served on the boards of a number of educational foundations.

    Read more about the Academy’s work to stop superbugs through international collaboration:
    https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/antimicrobial-resistance

    This talk was given as part of the Hamied Foundation UK-India Antimicrobial Resistance Meetings. Find out more about the meetings:
    https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/HF-UK-India-AMR-meetings

    The Academy is strengthening research links between the UK and India through Hamied Foundation UK-India AMR Visiting Professorships. Find out more:
    https://acmedsci.ac.uk/grants-and-schemes/grant-schemes/amr-professorships

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