Professor Malcolm Richardson, Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine, Director and Consultant Clinical Scientist in Mycology, Mycology Reference Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester & Professor of Mycology, University of Manchester.
View the Fungal burden of disease in Great Britain: UK burden of disease (J Infection 2016); UK Fungal Burden Poster How have you helped GAFFI so far: Prime function has been to conduct a survey of laboratory and radiology capacity of hospitals throughout Kenya with the intention to advise the Kenyan medical authorities regarding a funding request to the Japan International Cooperation Agency, application submitted, decision pending.
Personal comment on the major needs in Great Britain which GAFFI should be addressing: Heightened awareness of fungal infections and the research base already in place to develop new diagnostic platforms, through seminars and newsletters. Also, support one UK/EU student to enroll for the University of Manchester Masters in Medical mycology.
Links to key fungal/global health institutions in UK: British Society for Medical Mycology (http://www.bsmm.org), UK Clinical Mycology Network LINK.International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM): From May 2015, Professor Malcolm Richardson takes up the position of President of ISHAM (www.isham.org). This position will facilitate outreach to the majority of mycological communities worldwide.