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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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Region 4: Southern Africa

Ambassador to South Africa
James du Preez
Department of Microbial, Biochemical & Food Biotechnology 
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein, South Africa

Acting Ambassador to Zambia
Mathias Tembo
Tropical Diseases Research Centre
Microbiology Unit/TDRC Regional Tuberculosis Reference laboratory
Ndola, Zambia
Acting Ambassador to Namibia
Sylvester Moyo
School of Health and Applied Sciences
Polytechnic of Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia
ASM is currently seeking nominations for all countries where an Ambassador is not listed.

Regional Composition
South Africa Swaziland Lesotho Zimbabwe
Zambia Mozambique Botswana Malawi
Madagascar Angola Namibia
Global Outreach Program
In recognition of the significant challenges faced by scientists in developing countries, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has created the Global Outreach Program which offers free ASM membership and full access to all online journals, and to qualified microbiologists in eligible countries. For more information about the Global Outreach Program and a list of all eligible countries visit the Global Outreach webpage.