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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…

U.N. High-Level Meeting Should Implement ‘Powerful Coordinating Body’ On Antimicrobial Resistance

PLOS Medicine: Antimicrobial Resistance: Is the World UNprepared? Editorial Board “…September’s high-level meeting at the U.N. … should take the opportunity to put in place a powerful coordinating body to implement the necessary multifaceted response to [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)]. It will be the responsibility of countries and multilateral donors to ensure…

Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Requires Understanding, Appreciation Of Global Microbiome

Nature: Use antimicrobials wisely Peter S. Jørgensen, researcher at the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and colleagues “…Tackling [antibiotic] resistance urgently requires the scaling back of the massive overuse of antibiotics to secure the liveability of Earth in the long term. ……

International Community, U.K. Should Invest In Global Fund To Help End TB

The Guardian: TB kills three people every minute — the world must wake up to this pandemic Jessica Potter, research fellow at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at the Blizzard Institute at Queen Mary University of London “…The global TB pandemic has been fueled by disregard: political…

As 5th Replenishment Conference Nears, U.S. Should Continue Support Of Global Fund

Topeka Capital-Journal: Editorial: Maintain support for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Editorial Board “…On Sept. 16-17, the fifth Global Fund replenishment conference will be in Quebec. … [T]he U.S. is consistently the largest contributor [to the Global Fund] … However, [it] is legally prohibited from providing more…

Achieving SDGs Requires Concerted Cross-Sector Efforts, Including Financing, Accountability

Inter Press Service: Revisiting the Journey to the Sustainable Development Goals Felix Dodds, senior fellow at the Global Research Institute, senior affiliate at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, and associate fellow at the Tellus Institute “…It is vital to remember that the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]…

Partnerships To Train Frontline Workforce Can Help End Malnutrition

Devex: A silver medal’s not good enough when it comes to nutrition Carolyn MacDonald, nutrition director and founder of the Nutrition Center of Expertise at World Vision International “…[T]he current human capacity to implement evidence-based nutrition interventions is glaringly insufficient. There are limited professional training programs in countries with the…

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