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

Romania

Country Ambassador

 

Mihai Mares

Professor Mihai Mares

 Professor Mihai Mares, Head of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Laboratory, “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University, Iasi, Romania. Email
 Fungal burden of disease in Romania: Data was presented as a poster at ISHAM 2015 conference. This has now been published Mares 2018.
 How I have helped GAFFI so far: This year, I supported the GAFFI activity of estimation of serious fungal infection burden for Romania. Also, as president in charge of the Romanian Society of Medical Mycology and Mycotoxicology, I organized postgraduate educational courses for Romanian health professionals in different universities.
 Personal comment on the major needs in Romania which GAFFI should be addressing: We need to change the following:
  • Flucytosine is NOT available in Romania
  • Natamycin for ophthalmic use is NOT available in Romania
  • Clinical Mycology is poorly represented in medical students Curriculum
  • Very few clinical laboratories can deal correctly with a fungal infection
Links to key fungal/global health institutions in Romania:  Ministry of Health www.ms.ro