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WHO Releases Updated Guidelines To Improve Treatment Of Drug-Resistant TB, Accelerate Progress To End Disease

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: WHO finalizes MDR-TB treatment guidance recommending shift from injections “…[T]he World Health Organization [Wednesday] released updated guidelines for treating TB that does not respond to first-line treatments. … The guidelines are part of a larger plan aiming to speed access to successful treatment for tuberculosis worldwide…” (Barton,…

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SciDev.Net: Study taps genes in sewage to track drug resistance (Buguzi, 3/20). Vox: How deadly pathogens have escaped the lab — over and over again (Piper, 3/20).  

Germany Launches Global AMR R&D Hub Conceived During G20 Presidency

Devex: A global hub for antimicrobial resistance is taking shape “Conceived during Germany’s 2017 Group of 20 presidency, a new hub for efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance is now taking shape in the country’s capital, Berlin. … In creating the Global AMR Research and Development Hub, Germany has sought to…

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BBC News: Tunisian health minister resigns over 11 baby deaths (3/10). CIDRAP News: New attack, case in high-risk village among latest Ebola perils (Schnirring, 3/11). CIDRAP News: Sewage study highlights global antimicrobial resistance disparity (Dall, 3/11). Dallas News: Ethiopians didn’t have a term for ‘stroke,’ so this Dallas doctor created…

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Bloomberg: Life-Saving Drones Fly Medicine to Tanzania’s Remotest Spots (Karuri, 3/7). The BMJ: Health organizations are slow to tackle gender inequality in workforce, report finds (O’Dowd, 3/7). CIDRAP News: Neighborhood antibiotic use tied to risk of resistant bacteria (Dall, 3/7). CNBC Africa: Assessing Nigeria’s moves to contain disease outbreaks (3/7).…

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Devex: In the era of #AidToo, global health is short on sexual harassment policies (Ravelo, 3/7). Devex: Achieving UHC in Africa requires support for most vulnerable, experts say (Roby, 3/7). IRIN: Q&A: How churches are leading the way in helping migrants with HIV (Dupraz-Dobias, 3/7). NBC News: This African nation…

Vaccines Play Important Role In Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance

The Telegraph: Vaccines are a critical weapon in the fight against superbugs Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “We already know that drug-resistant bugs can spread far and wide. … But it’s not just the distance and speed at which superbugs can travel that we need to…

Vaccines Can Play Vital Role In Addressing AMR, Wellcome Policy Director Says

Wellcome: Vaccines work — for superbugs too Ed Whiting, director of policy and chief of staff at Wellcome, discusses the role of vaccines in addressing the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), writing, “Discovering new antibiotics to replace those that no longer work is essential, but if we could use vaccines…

New E.U. Report Warns Of Rising Antimicrobial Resistance Among Zoonotic Bacteria

CIDRAP News: Europe highlights rising resistance in zoonotic bacteria “A European report [released Tuesday] on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria that can be transmitted between animals and people shows high levels of resistance to drugs commonly used to treat certain foodborne illnesses, along with worrisome levels of multidrug resistance…” (Dall, 2/26).…