On the podcast is Mary-Louise McLaws. Mary-Louise is a professor of Epidemiology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and an Advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Her expertise includes Infection prevention and control, surveillance, hospital infection, outbreaks, and patient safety.
Mary-Louise performed the first national prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections. She developed the first standardized surveillance and analysis system for HAI on behalf of the Australian Ministry of Health.
On working for WHO
You meet lots of people and appreciate all of the challenges they have around the world.
On preparing for AMR
I think it is a very salient reminder, but sadly, the world often doesn’t take these reminders seriously until we are on the precipice of disaster.