MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTION: ANTIFUNGAL STEWARDSHIP AND EFFECTIVE SURVEILLANCE IN HIGH RISK PATIENT GROUPS
Grant number: 1156426 | Funding period: 2019 - 2023
Invasive fungal infections are the most serious infection complication in the treatment of haematological cancers such as leukemia, and in solid organ transplants. Not only are there limited antifungal drug choices available, there are emerging resistant fungal infections being reported worldwide. This project aims to establish a national invasive fungal infection surveillance program in high risk patients, and to implement a national program to monitor judicious use of antifungal drugs.
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