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U.K. Chancellor To Urge Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance At IMF Expert Panel Meeting

The Guardian: Antimicrobial resistance a ‘greater threat than cancer by 2050’ “Antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics will present a greater danger to humankind than cancer by the middle of the century unless world leaders agree international action to tackle the threat, according to George Osborne. The British chancellor will tell a…

Large Investors Urge World’s Largest Food Producers To Limit Antibiotic Use In Meat Supply

Financial Times: ‘Systemic’ antibiotics crisis troubles big investors “Big investors managing $1 trillion of assets have called on the world’s largest food companies to end the excessive use of antibiotics in their meat supply chains, amid fears ‘systemic overuse’ of these drugs is damaging human health and hurting financial returns…”…

Doctors, Unlicensed Distribution Contribute To Antibiotic Resistance In India, Country’s Agriculture Ministry Says

Bloomberg: Quacks and Chemists Drive India’s Drug Resistance, Ministry Says “Doctors, unlicensed medical practitioners, and illicit drug sales are the main culprits behind antibiotic resistance in India, the country’s agriculture ministry said in a statement that shifted blame for the growing public health problem away from veterinarians…” (Pearson, 4/6).

Global Community Must Commit To ‘Comprehensive Effort’ To End TB

Project Syndicate: Winning the War Against TB Melvin Sanicas, program officer and global health fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Given the enormous economic burden and widespread human suffering caused by TB, a comprehensive effort to tackle the disease is urgently needed. … The first step is to…

Clean Water, Sanitation, Disease Surveillance Would Help Reduce Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Project Syndicate: Back to Disease-Fighting Basics 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 “…To tackle the problem [of antimicrobial resistance] permanently, the only option is to prevent infections from…

On World TB Day, Opinion Pieces Discuss Steps To End Epidemic

Devex: 5 ways to bring about a TB resistance ‘paradigm shift’ José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…[O]ur [TB] response must dramatically change. TB programs must do a much better job treating MDR-TB and providing the quality care that prevents TB from…

Blog Posts Discuss U.S., Global Efforts To End TB Epidemic

Health Affairs Blog: Funding Zika But Forgetting Tuberculosis True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the global TB epidemic, including U.S. government and private sector responses, writing, “Without robust funding and political commitments by governments and the private sector worldwide, this…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Recognize World TB Day, Discuss Steps To End Epidemic

Commercial Appeal: Editorial: Funding to fight tuberculosis is a worthy effort Editorial Board “…On this World Tuberculosis Day it is important to remember that TB is not a disease that only impacts the planet’s developing nations, although the intense poverty and dearth of medical care in some countries is destroying…

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