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U.K.-Led Report Calls For Development Of Innovation Fund To Address Antibiotic Resistance

BBC News: Call to boost antibiotics funding to tackle ‘looming crisis’ “Far more money needs to be pumped into global drug research to tackle the looming crisis of antimicrobial resistance, a report says…” (Gallagher, 2/4). Financial Times: Call for superfund to fight superbugs “…The review, set up by David Cameron…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Global Health Elements Of White House FY16 Budget Request

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: The President’s budget broken down, a human rights bill reintroduced, when science is a hard sell Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reviews several recent publications regarding U.S. global health…

February 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The February 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news and research articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on establishing an international legal framework to address antibiotic drug resistance (February 2015).

Obama’s FY16 Budget Request To Include More Than $1.2B To Combat, Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

News outlets discuss President Barack Obama’s plan to request additional funding to combat and prevent antibiotic drug resistance. The Hill: Obama eyes new funds to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria “President Obama will propose nearly doubling the amount of federal funding to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria in his budget proposal, the White House…

Zimbabwe Sees Increase In MDR-TB Cases Despite Drop In Overall TB Cases

Inter Press Service: Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB “…According to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, cases of MDR-TB nearly doubled from 156 in 2011 to 244 cases in 2013. This was despite the fact that notifications for ordinary TB drastically declined from 47,000…

Congress Should Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Bolster New Antibiotic Development

Roll Call: Congressional Action in the Fight Against Superbugs Rear Admiral James J. Carey, national chair of the Flag & General Officers’ Network and chair of the Science in Service to Humanity Foundation “…[Thursday], two senators, Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced a bipartisan bill to encourage…

India Must Focus On Stopping Drug-Resistant TB Transmission, Involve All Sectors In Ending TB

Huffington Post India: Understanding India’s Evolving Tuberculosis Challenge Nerges Mistry, trustee and joint director of the Foundation for Medical Research “…Given its dangerous implications, curbing transmission-generated drug-resistant TB in India is the need of the hour. This is only possible if every suspected patient undergoes drug susceptibility testing during their…

Drug Resistance Lower Than Previously Thought Among People On PrEP, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PrEP: Risk of resistance to antiretroviral drugs used to prevent infection is lower than thought, study finds Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a study published in the January…