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Southeast Asian Strain Of Drug-Resistant Malaria Has Not Yet Spread Out Of Region, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria strain confined to Asia: scientists “A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday. … An international consortium supported by the World Health Organization conducted the research in 59…

Federal Officials Outline Steps To Address Antimicrobial Resistance At Congressional Hearing

CIDRAP News: Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance “Federal officials at a congressional hearing this week outlined a range of measures to combat antimicrobial resistance (AR), such as increased laboratory capacity, a national genome sequencing database, and an incubator program to help get new experimental drugs into…

In CGD Podcast, Jim O’Neill Discusses Ways To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: ‘Google For Doctors’: How the G20 and World Bank Can Help Tackle Antibiotic Resistance — Podcast with Lord Jim O’Neill Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Lord Jim O’Neill, a minister in the U.K. Treasury, about the…

Quick, Affordable TB Diagnostics Could Help Improve Treatment, Reduce Drug Resistance

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Wanted: Continued development of TB diagnostics to reduce antimicrobial resistance Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reporting from the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health, discusses remarks by Madhukar Pai, director of McGill University’s…

Global Community Must Carefully Use Antibiotics

Huffington Post: Is Antimicrobial Resistance On Your Radar Yet? Michael Møller, director general of U.N. Office at Geneva “…Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat to global public health. And this is not only about the problem of abusing antibiotics until they lose their effect — which is already…

Response To Antimicrobial Resistance Will Require Broad Political Action, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change “Addressing antibiotic resistance will require a global political response similar to the way the world has reacted to climate change or HIV/AIDS, Sweden’s Minister of Public Health Gabriel Wikstrom, told IPS recently. … Heads of state and…

Public Policy, Medical Innovations Needed To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Bloomberg: Fight to Save Antibiotics Editorial Board “For once, the headlines about the latest health scare are not hyperbole: The end of the Antibiotics Era may be nigh. Staving it off will require fast and creative thinking not only in medical science, but also in public policy. … Ideally, medical…

Global Health NOW Interviews WHO Official About Antimicrobial Resistance

Global Health NOW: Resistance Fighter: A Q&A with Keiji Fukuda “Delegates to last week’s 69th World Health Assembly heard copious reasons for the global community to fear the rising tide of antimicrobial resistance. However, Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s special representative on the issue, finds at least one reason for some cautious…

White House Fact Sheet Describes G7 Summit, Including U.S. Commitment To Global Health

White House: FACT SHEET: The G7 Summit at Ise-Shima Japan This fact sheet describes the recent G7 summit, which took place in Japan on May 26-27, and the U.S. commitment to global and political priorities, including advancing global health and the global health security agenda, advancing women’s empowerment and gender…

U.S. Military Researchers Report First American Case Of Infection Resistant To All Antibiotics

New York Times: Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics “American military researchers have identified the first patient in the United States to be infected with bacteria that are resistant to an antibiotic that was the last resort against drug-resistant germs…” (Tavernise/Grady, 5/26). Reuters: U.S. sees first case…

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