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Wellcome Expert Examines Need For Antibiotic Development, More Government Action

Wellcome: A lifeline for antibiotic development Jeremy Knox, policy & advocacy lead for drug-resistant infections at Wellcome, discusses the role of governments in stimulating antibiotic development and the AMR Action Fund. Knox writes, “High on the list of acute concerns is the continuing global spread of drug-resistant infections, ‘superbugs’ which…

20 Large Pharma Companies Create AMR Action Fund To Support Start-Ups Working To Create New Antibiotics; Coronavirus Could Speed Up Resistance, Experts Warn

New York Times: Drug Giants Create Fund to Bolster Struggling Antibiotic Start-Ups “Twenty of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on Thursday announced the creation of a $1 billion fund to buoy financially strapped biotech start-ups that are developing new antibiotics to treat the mounting number of drug-resistant infections responsible for…

Opinion Pieces Discuss mHealth In Ghana; Racial Bias In Research; Women’s, Girls’ Health; Antibiotic Resistance; Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis

The Conversation: Mobile health services can help in rural Ghana if they have the human touch Robert E. Hinson, head of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Ghana Business School at the University of Ghana (7/8). Financial Times: Bias against black researchers harms science Marja Makarow,…

Blogs, Releases Address U.S. Aid Transparency, Call To Accelerate Antibiotic Development, Other Global Health Issues

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: The next transparency challenge for U.S. aid agencies: Moving from publication to engagement George Ingram, senior fellow for Global Economy and Development at Brookings, and Sally Paxton, U.S. representative for Publish What You Fund (7/7). Health Affairs: Increases In Women’s Political Representation Associated With Reductions In…

July 2020 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The July 2020 WHO Bulletin features an editorial about tackling antimicrobial resistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a research article about modeling the effects of Wuhan, China’s lockdown during COVID-19, a perspective piece on the local production of essential medicines in Nigeria, as well…

High Prices Hinder Access To Improved Treatment For Drug-Resistant TB; Pandemic-Related Disruptions In HIV, TB, Cancer Programs Expected To Increase Deaths

Devex: High price excludes patients from better treatment for drug-resistant TB “…Johnson & Johnson, which markets bedaquiline under the brand name Sirturo [for the treatment of drug-resistant TB], has been accused of employing unfair tactics in an attempt to retain the drug’s patent and tighten its grip on the monopoly.…

Blogs, Releases Discuss Climate Change, WASH, Reparations For Cholera Victims In Haiti, Other Global Health Issues

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Exemplars in Global Health: Q&A with Dr. Niranjan Bose Niranjan Bose, managing director of Health & Life Sciences Strategy at Gates Ventures LLC (6/24). Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Climate change merits a fiscal response like COVID-19’s Vinod Thomas, visiting professor for the Asian…