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Global Community Takes Steps Against Threat Of Antimicrobial Resistance

World Policy Blog: Fighting the Superbug Kirsi Goldynia, editorial assistant at the World Policy Journal, discusses the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), measures that can be taken to prevent and mitigate AMR, and the importance of global cooperation in AMR response efforts (10/20).

U.S. Agencies Release Progress Report On National Action Plan For Combating MDR-TB

USAID/CDC/NIH: National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Six-Month Progress Report and Future Direction “…The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) have worked…

U.N. General Assembly Takes Necessary Steps To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

New York Times: The World Wakes Up to the Danger of Superbugs Editorial Board “…Last week, amid other pressing business, 193 nations at the United Nations General Assembly signed a declaration summoning each of them to a war against a powerful and resourceful enemy: superbugs … Excessive and improper use…

CGD Blog Post Examines 3 Steps For International Community To Make AMR Action ‘Meaningful’

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: AMR Gets the UNGA Spotlight; Now Can It Get Meaningful Action? Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, examines the recent U.N. General Assembly meeting on antimicrobial resistance and “what needs to happen to translate the [resulting] resolution to meaningful action.” Silverman…

U.N. Adopts Declaration To Address Antimicrobial Resistance; Challenges Persist

The Economist: The rise of drug resistance “On September 21st in New York all 193 U.N. member states agreed to tackle the growing resistance of microbes to antibiotics. Drug-resistant infections now kill more than 700,000 people a year. On current trends, that number may reach 10m by 2050…” (9/23). Global…

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Political Declaration Pledging Action On Antimicrobial Resistance

Associated Press: U.N. adopts declaration on antimicrobial resistance “World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration Wednesday aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections — something the World Health Organization says has the potential to kill millions and undermine the global economy, likening it to ‘a slow-motion tsunami’…” (Astor, 9/21).…

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