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CGD Blog Post Summarizes Roundtable Discussion On Reducing Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Onwards and Upwards: Strengthening Global Cooperation to Address Antimicrobial Resistance Janeen Madan Keller, policy analyst; Kimberly Ann Elliott, visiting fellow; and Charles Kenny, senior fellow, all with CGD, write, “Earlier this year we outlined key elements of a global treaty to reduce…

WHO’s Updated Essential Medicines List Includes Section Ranking Antibiotics To Address Drug Resistance

Intellectual Property Watch: New WHO Essential Medicines List: Antibiotics, Hepatitis C, Leukemia, TB “…The Model List of Essential Medicines issued [Tuesday] is the 40th edition, which ‘is an international blueprint for the most important medicines at our disposal to address global priority diseases,’ Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general, Health Systems…

World Needs Better Way To Develop, Test TB Drugs, Diagnostics

The Guardian: We had to run our own trial for TB drugs — nobody else was doing it Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa, TB specialist at Médecins Sans Frontières “…Despite the fact that the number of new people being diagnosed with TB every year is decreasing, the overall number of people living with…

Devex Outlines 8 Main Issues Discussed At 70th World Health Assembly

Devex: 8 takeaways from the 70th World Health Assembly “…For those who weren’t able to attend this year’s [World Health Assembly], which ran from May 22 to 31, here are the main takeaways. 1. WHO director general election outcome … 2. The 3 percent increase in member states contributions ……

World Health Assembly Approves WHO Program Budget

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update “Delegates at the World Health Assembly [Wednesday] approved the organization’s proposed program budget of U.S.$4421.5 million for the biennium, which includes a three percent (or U.S.$28 million) increase in Member State assessed contributions for 2018-2019. This approved budget sets out the organization’s priorities in…

AMR Industry Alliance Formed To Ensure Pharma Involvement In Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP News: Pharma leaders announce alliance to fight antimicrobial resistance “An international association of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and diagnostics companies [Thursday] announced the formation of a new alliance to monitor and drive industry efforts to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The AMR Industry Alliance aims to bring together stakeholders from the life sciences…

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