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U.N. General Assembly Takes Necessary Steps To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

New York Times: The World Wakes Up to the Danger of Superbugs Editorial Board “…Last week, amid other pressing business, 193 nations at the United Nations General Assembly signed a declaration summoning each of them to a war against a powerful and resourceful enemy: superbugs … Excessive and improper use…

CGD Blog Post Examines 3 Steps For International Community To Make AMR Action ‘Meaningful’

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: AMR Gets the UNGA Spotlight; Now Can It Get Meaningful Action? Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, examines the recent U.N. General Assembly meeting on antimicrobial resistance and “what needs to happen to translate the [resulting] resolution to meaningful action.” Silverman…

U.N. Adopts Declaration To Address Antimicrobial Resistance; Challenges Persist

The Economist: The rise of drug resistance “On September 21st in New York all 193 U.N. member states agreed to tackle the growing resistance of microbes to antibiotics. Drug-resistant infections now kill more than 700,000 people a year. On current trends, that number may reach 10m by 2050…” (9/23). Global…

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Political Declaration Pledging Action On Antimicrobial Resistance

Associated Press: U.N. adopts declaration on antimicrobial resistance “World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration Wednesday aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections — something the World Health Organization says has the potential to kill millions and undermine the global economy, likening it to ‘a slow-motion tsunami’…” (Astor, 9/21).…

Antibiotic Stewardship, Innovation Essential To Containing Antimicrobial Resistance

The Hill: Antibiotic resistance — the tab comes due Amesh A. Adalja, infectious disease physician “…There are a number of things we can do as a nation to help contain [antimicrobial resistance], which truly threatens the foundation of modern medicine. The solution starts with restoring basic trust in the doctor-patient…

Experts Discuss Challenges, Impact Of Antimicrobial Resistance

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Antimicrobial resistance takes center stage Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an event that took place on Tuesday, titled “Forum on Sustainable Access to Effective Antibiotics” and organized by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and…

Political Commitment, Additional Investments Critical To Addressing Antibiotic Resistance

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: The cost of antimicrobial resistance is too high to ignore Enis Baris, sector manager of the World Bank’s health, nutrition, and population practice in Europe and Central Asia, discusses findings from a new World Bank report on antimicrobial resistance and its costs, writing, “All we…

U.N. General Assembly Expected To Adopt Declaration To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Pharmaceutical Firms Sign Voluntary Code Of Conduct To Address Issue

Al Jazeera: Superbugs reach apex of global health worries “…On September 21, superbugs get elevated to the top of the global agenda, with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, GlaxoSmithKline drug firm boss Sir Andrew Witty, and others meeting at the United Nations to keep antibiotics and other drugs working…

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