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The Economist Examines Factors Contributing To Antimicrobial Resistance

“Antibiotic resistance has now become a costly and dangerous problem,” The Economist writes in an article examining the factors that have contributed to the global rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria, ahead of next week’s World Health Day dedicated to the issue.

Recent Releases In Global Health

What To Do About Antibiotic Resistance: A Lancet Infectious Diseases editorial describes the growing public concerns over a global rise in antimicrobial resistance. “Bearing in mind that our objective is to contain antibiotic resistance rather than eradicate it, several policies could be adopted to help guarantee a future for antibiotics,” the…

Opinions: Foreign Aid; Congressman’s Global War On Abortion

Foreign Aid Does More Harm Than Good The idea that wealthy countries have a moral obligation to provide aid to poor nations “persists in the face of overwhelming evidence that such ‘aid’ does the world’s poor more harm than good,” Marian Tupy, a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute in London, writes in…

Opinions: Foreign Aid Budget; Asking Beneficiaries For Feedback; Least-Developed Countries

Cut Foreign Aid Budget “As the CR [continuing resolution] talks between the House Republicans and the administration and Senate Democrats near their deadline, the House negotiators should put America’s foreign aid budget on the table,” Dick Morris, a former adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Clinton, writes in…

Health Advocates File Petition With U.N. Over Proposed Trade Agreement Among Several Countries

Several health advocacy groups have submitted a letter [.pdf] to U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Anand Grover “outlining their objections” to negotiations over a trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) agreement being negotiated by the governments of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam, claiming that the agreement would inhibit access to low-cost medications in developing countries, BMJ News reports.