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Funding To Address Drug Resistance Requires Public, Private Cooperation, Experts Agree

BBC News: How should the fight against drug resistance be funded? “… ‘Better infection prevention and control in health care settings; a focus on hygiene and sanitation; where appropriate, increasing vaccination uptake,’ says Dr. Charles Penn, the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinator for antimicrobial resistance. All of which would reduce…

International Community Must Do More To Combat Drug-Resistant Microbes, WHO Report Says

News outlets continue to report on a new survey from the WHO on antibiotic resistance. Agence France-Presse: World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO “The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fueling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers,…

Global Dispatches Podcast Features Interview With Malaria No More CEO

Global Dispatches Podcast: Inside the Fight Against Malaria In this week’s episode, Global Dispatches host Mark Goldberg speaks with Martin Edlund, a founding member and CEO of Malaria No More, ahead of World Malaria Day. “…Despite the progress [against malaria], [Edlund] argues that there are still big challenges ahead –…

Drug-Resistant Disease Outbreaks Pose Threat Of Widespread Mortality In U.K., Report Warns

News outlets highlight findings of the 2015 National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies, produced by the U.K. government. BBC News: Antibiotic resistance: 80,000 ‘might die’ in future outbreak “About 80,000 people could die if there were a ‘widespread outbreak’ of an antibiotic-resistant blood infection, according to a government document. The…

Study Finds Association Between Corruption, Antibiotic Resistance In Countries

SciDev.Net: Study links antibiotic resistance to corruption levels “Scientists have found an association between antibiotic resistance and the corruption level within a country. High level of corruption increases the chances of poor control of antibiotics distribution and poor management of agriculture and water sanitation, which support the growth of antibiotic…