Dr. Anthony So, a professor of the practice in the department of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was appointed co-convener of the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IAGC) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres.
The IACG is a global, multidisciplinary, coordinating body that will provide practical guidance to the UN Secretary General to ensure sustained effective global action on the growing threat of AMR. As co-convener, Dr. So will help guide and facilitate the work of the IACG to deliver recommendations to the UN Secretary General by May 2019.
The IACG brings together leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), representatives from UN agencies and international organizations, and individual experts.
Dr. So is director of the IDEA (Innovation + Design Enabling Access) Initiative at the Bloomberg School and of the Strategic Policy Program of the global network, network ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance. He has served on The Lancet Infectious Diseases’ Commission on Antibiotic Resistance and co-edited the Chatham House report on a new global business model for financing antibiotic research and development.