Tamar Ghosh is currently based at Nesta running the Longitude Prize. This is the UK’s biggest science prize, with a £10m fund, looking to encourage the development of a novel and transformative, point of care diagnostic test to be used globally to fight antibiotic resistance. Before Nesta, Tamar founded and ran 2 social enterprises in global and national healthcare, which continue in her spare time. She was Director of the social action campaign ‘Give More’ on behalf of one of the Pears Foundation, promoting increased giving of money and time amongst the UK public. Prior to that, she spent 15 years developing and delivering funding strategies for international NGOs, including ActionAid and VSO. She has an MBA from Imperial College, London and Masters in Development Studies, following an undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Bristol University. Tamar is also a trustee of Heart UK and BAAG, a consultant on fundraising and strategy development and a guest speaker at Imperial College Business School on innovation and entrepreneurship as part of their MBA and masters in health programmes.
Ms. Ghosh will be speaking at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016 about ‘The Longitude Prize initiative to create a cost effective rapid diagnostics test to facilitate bacterial infections treatment decisions’. This session will cover encouraging the development of a novel and transformative point-of-care diagnostic test to be used globally to fight antibiotic resistance, enabling a more targeted use of antibiotics and an overall reduction in misdiagnosis and prescription, and The Discovery Awards as a tool to help teams progress their ideas for the prize through small grants. To hear more from Tamar Ghosh and other industry experts, attend the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2016, held September 8-9 in Washington, DC.