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U.N. To Meet This Week On Antimicrobial Resistance; High-Level Event Outcomes Unknown

CIDRAP News: Experts hope U.N. meeting on antimicrobial resistance yields action “…When global leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)], the primary objective will be to ‘summon and maintain strong national, regional, and international political commitment in addressing antimicrobial resistance comprehensively and multi-sectorally,’ according to a U.N. press…

Ahead Of U.N. General Assembly Meeting, Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Need For Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Time for global political action on antimicrobial resistance Editorial Board “…What coordinated actions can governments take to ensure that future generations enjoy the benefits of antimicrobials? … The heart of the problem … is findings ways to expand appropriate access to antimicrobials while at the same…

African Researchers Using Data To Facilitate Development Of TB, Malaria, Cancer Treatments

Quartz: TB-tracking headbands, mapping cancer, and a malaria hackathon: How data is fighting disease in Africa “…At a recent five-day hackathon, medical researchers from around the world joined forces to work through data mapping solutions to malaria. Other more long-term research projects are also using data to treat diseases like…

Editorials Discuss Ways For Global Community To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Financial Times: Test new financial models for antibiotics Editorial Board “…A recent U.K.-led review has called for ‘delinkage’ of profit from the volumes of any new treatments prescribed. That will help access for the poor and reduce incentives for companies to promote overuse — triggering more rapid resistance. But such…

World’s Leaders Should Commit To Developing, Implementing National Action Plans Against Antimicrobial Resistance, ‘Be Held To Account’

Wall Street Journal: Saving Antibiotics So That Antibiotics Can Save Lives Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust “…[A] central challenge posed by drug-resistant infections is the desperate need to continually stimulate the development of new antimicrobial drugs to replace the…

U.N. FAO Releases Action Plan Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance In Food Supply Chains

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency launches action plan to tackle threat of ‘superbugs’ “The United Nations agricultural agency [Wednesday] released a new action plan to help countries combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains and to counter the growing threat of medicine-resistant ‘superbugs.’ ‘Antimicrobial medicines play…

World Leaders Must Take ‘Decisive Action’ Against Antimicrobial Resistance

World Post: Superbugs: Why We Need Action Now Monique Eloit, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health; Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO; and José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization “…In September the United Nations General Assembly will debate how best…

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