Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents
Practice Manager, Health Nutrition and Population, World Bank
About your speaker
Dr Enis Barış is a physician with graduate degrees in Public Health (M.Sc.) and Epidemiology (Ph.D.) and a wide range of experience as director, manager and technical expert in public health and healthy system development and research in Europe, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. Enis is now Practice Manager for the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice covering the East Asia Pacific region. Previously he was Sector Manager in the Middle East and North Africa and Europe and Central Asia Regions of the World Bank, a position he had come back to after having been Director of the Division of Country Health Systems at the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO EURO).
Since joining the Bank in 1999, He has worked in the regions of East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia and now Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank in 1999, Enis was at the International Development Research Centre of Canada, as Senior Scientific Advisor. During his career, Enis has served as Board Member and Chair of various international agencies, notably the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Council of Health Research for Development and the Alliance for Health System and Policy Research. He is the editor and author of several books and peer-reviewed publications.
This presentation examines the economic and development consequences of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—the capacity that disease-causing microorganisms acquire to resist the drugs we have created to fight them. It highlights actions low- and middle-income countries and their development partners can take to counter AMR, and estimates the investment required.