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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…

Gates Foundation Announces Phase I Winners Of 16th Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas to Tackle Big Problems in Global Health and Development: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16 Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both for discovery & translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

New Report Examines Drug Resistance Broadly, Specifically To TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Addressing development of tuberculosis diagnostics and drugs is critical to global antimicrobial resistance response, review finds Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings and recommendations from the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. The report also specifically…

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