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News Outlets Continue To Report On WHO Survey On Antibiotics, Drug Resistance

News outlets continue to discuss a survey, released Monday by the WHO at the beginning of the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week, showing widespread public misunderstanding of antimicrobial resistance. Agence France-Presse: ‘Dangerously high’ antibiotic resistance levels worldwide: WHO (Larson, 11/16). CIDRAP News: WHO survey shows antibiotic resistance myths common (Schnirring,…

Focusing On Gender Equality, Family Planning Could Help Achieve SDG Targets

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: From Vision to Action: Gender Equality as a Framework for SDG Implementation Daniela Ligiero, vice president of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation, discusses the value in approaching implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a gender equality…

‘More And Better Data’ Needed To Understand Impact Of Antimicrobial Resistance

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Antimicrobial Resistance — A Global Imperative Benjamin J. Park, chief of the CDC’s International Infection Control Program, discusses how “[t]he rise of super-resistant organisms threatens the successes of modern medicine, including our ability to treat common infections, and poses a significant economic and public health challenge.”…

WHO Launches First World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Releases Survey Showing Widespread Public Misunderstanding Of Issue

News outlets discuss the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week and a new survey from the WHO showing widespread public misunderstanding of antimicrobial resistance. International Business Times: First World Antibiotic Awareness Week: WHO Launches A Campaign For Better Use Of Antibiotics “…To stress the global need to use antibiotics wisely, the…

U.N.’s World Toilet Day Campaign Calls For Safe, Clean Sanitation Facilities

Reuters: On World Toilet Day, one billion people have nowhere to go “Some 2.4 billion people around the world don’t have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers, according to the United Nations. Launching its World…