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Overuse Of Antibiotics In Agriculture Threatens Human Health, Food Security, FAO Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics “…Speaking to European ministers of health and agriculture at a conference on antimicrobial resistance in Amsterdam, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo emphasized that antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause…

Wider Use Of Vaccines Instead Of Antibiotics Would Help Lower Drug Resistance, Antimicrobial Resistance Review Head Says

Financial Times: O’Neill ‘superbug’ review promotes wider use of vaccines “Vaccines should be used more widely in health care and agriculture as an alternative to antibiotics, according to a U.K.-led review into the problem of drug-resistant ‘superbugs.’ Lord Jim O’Neill, the Treasury minister and former Goldman Sachs economist heading the…

Vaccines Hold Potential To Protect Against Drug Resistance

Project Syndicate: Vaccines Versus Superbugs Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, honorary professor of economics at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. “…[W]e are not moving fast enough to develop the types of vaccines that could be used to…

USGLC, ‘Science Speaks’ Blog Examine International Affairs-, Global Health-Related Aspects Of White House FY17 Budget Request

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: International Affairs Budget Proposal Slightly Down: Growing Concern Over U.S. Ability to Keep Pace with Global Challenges “The $54.1 billion for international affairs in the administration’s just-released budget proposal, while much improved from the draconian cuts in sequestration, may not be keeping pace with today’s increasing…

Researchers Examine Access To GeneXpert TB Test In High-Burden Countries

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Survey shows Xpert TB diagnosis costly, out of reach in countries where private care predominates Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, highlights a correspondence published in The Lancet Global Health’s February issue discussing access to the GeneXpert…

China, U.S. Should Limit Or Prevent Use Of Antibiotics

Global Health Governance’s “Young Voices Blog”: Greetings, from the post-antibiotic era Patrick Jarkowsky, masters degree candidate for global health and human security at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, discusses the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and the need to limit or prevent antibiotic use in the…

National Action Plan Can Accelerate R&D Efforts, Progress Against MDR-TB

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Welcoming the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Important first steps, critical next steps “In this guest post, Dara Erck, vice president of external affairs at Aeras, discusses the new White House National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis and how it could accelerate…