Professor Sabiha Essack


Professor Sabiha Essack is Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences and the South African Research Chair in Antibiotic Resistance and One Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  She has established the Antimicrobial Research Unit at UKZN and has secured several research grants from the World Health Organization, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, MRC and the NRF investigating strategies for the prevention and containment of antibiotic resistance. 

Professor Essack serves as expert consultant on antimicrobial resistance to the World Health Organization, she is Vice Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance, founder and co-chair of the South African Chapter of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, member of the FIP Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and member of the Global Respiratory Infections Partnership.  She also serves on the South African Chapter of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership and the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme.



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