OUR VISION IS TO REDUCE ILLNESS AND DEATH ASSOCIATED WITH FUNGAL DISEASES WORLDWIDE.

Ireland

Country Ambassadors

  Ronan McMullan
Dr Ronan McMullan, Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Senior Lecturer, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Email: Mailto 
 View the Fungal burden of disease in Ireland: Helped estimate the burden of fungal disease in Ireland using the standardized model. Dorgan. Burden in Ireland
 Personal comment on the major needs in Ireland which GAFFI should be addressing: 
•	A robust surveillance procedure to allow more accurate estimates of invasive fungal infection
•	Improved awareness of, and training in, the diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal disease
•	Widespread implementation of antifungal stewardship strategies that have been trialed already (mainly relating to Aspergillus infection)
•	New research to establish the efficacy and safety of new antifungal stewardship strategies (mainly relating to Candida infection) and to refine existing models
•	Improved access to contemporary rapid diagnostic techniques in support of these antifungal stewardship strategies
 Links to key fungal/global health institutions in Ireland:
•	Irish Fungal Society (http://www.irishfungalsociety.com/)
•	British Society for Medical Mycology (http://www.bsmm.org)
•	UK Clinical Mycology Network (http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140714084352/http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/FungalInfections/UKClinicalMycologyNetwork/