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MSF Open Letter To G20 Health Ministers Highlights 3 Global Health Priority Areas

Médecins Sans Frontières: Open letter from MSF to the Meeting of the G20 Health Ministers In an open letter to the health ministers of the G20, Joanne Liu, president of MSF International, writes, “Every day in our medical operations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) faces numerous barriers to providing medical care…

Study Suggests Drug-Resistant TB Expected To Increase In Some Countries, Identifies Potential Diagnostic, Treatment Solutions

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Stopping the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses results from a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that suggests drug-resistant TB “is expected to increase in some high-burden countries over the next…

Standardizing Terminology Important For Effective Global Response To Drug Resistance

Nature: Antibiotic resistance has a language problem Marc Mendelson, professor of infectious diseases and head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital at the University of Cape Town, and colleagues “…Many of the terms routinely used to describe [antimicrobial resistance] are misunderstood, interpreted differently, or…

Ahead Of World Hygiene Day, WHO Calls On Countries To Strengthen Infection Prevention, Control Programs To Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

WHO: “Fight antibiotic resistance … it’s in your hands” “World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on 5 May, highlights the importance of hand hygiene in health care. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “Fight antibiotic resistance … it’s in your hands,” illustrating the important relationship between good infection prevention…

WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapter Focusing On Climate Change, Air Pollution, Antimicrobial Resistance

WHO: A global health guardian: climate change, air pollution, and antimicrobial resistance This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on climate change, air pollution, and antimicrobial resistance. “Global defenses against universal transboundary threats to health, like climate change, air pollution, and antimicrobial resistance, depend…

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