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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…

U.S., Private Sector Play Key Roles In Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Private Sector Steps Up Leadership For Successful Global Fund Replenishment True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the impact of the U.S.’s and private sector’s pledges to the Global Fund’s fifth replenishment cycle, noting the U.S. pledge “makes up nearly…

Collaboration Among Private, Public Sectors, Communities Must Be Improved To Fight Disease Outbreaks, Experts Say At Clinton Global Initiative

Devex: The importance of unlikely allies in pandemic response “…Reflecting on [their Ebola] experience, while dealing with Zika, and preparing for what lies ahead, global health leaders gathered [at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York] noted an opportunity — and an imperative — to boost collaboration between the…

U.N. General Assembly Expected To Adopt Declaration To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Pharmaceutical Firms Sign Voluntary Code Of Conduct To Address Issue

Al Jazeera: Superbugs reach apex of global health worries “…On September 21, superbugs get elevated to the top of the global agenda, with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, GlaxoSmithKline drug firm boss Sir Andrew Witty, and others meeting at the United Nations to keep antibiotics and other drugs working…

PATH Official Discusses Multisector Responses To Nutrition In Devex Interview

Devex: Ingenuity and innovation: Sustainable solutions to malnutrition “…Devex sat down with David Fleming, vice president for public health impact at PATH, at Women Deliver in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May, and discussed the importance of a multisector response to malnutrition, overnutrition, and micronutrient deficiency. When you think about really sustainable…

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. High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Report Supports Compulsory Licensing For Life-Saving Drugs, More Government-Funded R&D

Financial Times: Poorer countries need rapid access to generic drugs, U.N. says “Poorer countries struggling to afford expensive life-altering drugs should be allowed to override pharmaceutical patents so they can access a cheaper supply of generic drugs, according to a U.N. report published on Wednesday. … According to a much-awaited…

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