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WHO Reports Highlight Declining Private Investment, Lack Of Innovation In New Antibiotic Research

WHO: Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections “Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents. … The…

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Devex: Opinion: Improving health outcomes in Papua New Guinea Amy Gildea, managing director of international development, Asia Pacific for Coffey (1/15). Devex: Opinion: Advances in AI and satellites can help us meet the SDGs Rhiannan Price, director of the sustainable development practice at Maxar (1/16). Forbes: Tokyo, 15 Others: Newest…

African Nations Work To Stem Flows Of Fake, Substandard Medicines

AFP: Africa struggles to stem deadly flood of fake medicine “…The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year some 100,000 people across Africa die from taking ‘falsified or substandard’ medication. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene estimated in 2015 that 122,000 children under five died due to…

WHO Outlines Decade’s Most ‘Urgent’ Global Health Challenges, Including Climate Change, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases

CNN: Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says “Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers, and antimicrobial resistance all made their way onto the World Health Organization’s list of health challenges facing the next decade. The list, published on Monday, was developed with input from…

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AP: U.N. to vote Friday on new Syria cross-border aid resolution (Lederer, 1/10). CIDRAP News: WHO: Flu on the rise in Northern Hemisphere (Soucheray, 1/9). The Economist: A rare outbreak of polio reflects the Philippines’ poor health care (1/11). The Guardian: ‘They don’t help’: refugees condemn U.N. over failures that…

WSJ Examines Antibiotics Market, Companies’ Struggles To Profit From New Drugs

Wall Street Journal: Antibiotic Makers Struggle, Hurting War on Superbugs “The world desperately needs new antibiotics to tackle the rising threat of drug-resistant superbugs, but there is little reward for doing so. Instead, the companies that have stepped up to the challenge are going bust. Makers of newly approved antibiotic…

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ABC: Researchers find way to block spread of deadly malaria parasite (Macdonald, 12/18). Borgen Magazine: Global Health Partnerships in Kenya (Kiessling, 12/18). CIDRAP News: Yellow fever outbreak intensifies in Nigeria (Schnirring, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Funding imbalance threatens Yemen’s recovery, UNDP expert says (Welsh, 12/18). Miami Herald: Can this scent lure…