Recently ,The World Health Organization (WHO)published a report highlighting the first-ever list of fungal “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of the 19 fungi that represent the greatest threat to public health.
- The WHO fungal priority pathogens list (FPPL) is the first global effort to systematically prioritise fungal pathogens, considering the unmet research and development (R&D) needs and the perceived public health importance.
- The WHO FPPL list is divided into three categories: critical, high and medium priority.
- The fungal pathogens of in each priority category are so ranked primarily due to their public health impact and/or emerging antifungal resistance risk
- The WHO FPPL aims to focus and drive further research and policy interventions to strengthen the global response to fungal infections and antifungal resistance.
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