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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/