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UNDP Post Discusses Threat Of Antimicrobial Resistance, Efforts To Combat Its Spread

UNDP: Antimicrobial resistance; an emerging crisis In this post, Tenu Avafia, manager of Human Rights, Key Populations and Treatment Access at UNDP, and Otto Cars, senior professor of infectious diseases and founder and senior adviser of ReAct — Action on Antibiotic Resistance in the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala…

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ABC: Asia is ‘doing better,’ so a review is asking why we should keep giving foreign aid (Clarke, 11/18). AFP: Renewables could cut power generation health impact by 80 percent (11/19). Devex: When global health goes local: Tackling infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in Kenya (11/19). Devex: Development impact bond…

New Roadmap Outlines Strategies To Address Antimicrobial Resistance For European Country Governments, E.U.

European Public Health Alliance: More E.U. leadership needed to tackle AMR crisis says new roadmap Rosemary Hindle, communications officer with the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), announces a new roadmap for addressing antimicrobial resistance released by the AMR Stakeholder Network, a “pan-European civil-society led network, bringing together 80 organizations and…

New Reports Warn Of Growing Threat Of Drug Resistance In Canada, U.S., Worldwide

BBC: Drug resistance a rising threat in Canada — report “Drug resistance is an ‘existential threat’ that could have a wide-ranging impact on Canadian health, economy, and society, a new report says. The report, When Antibiotics Fail, says that in 2018, 26% of infections in Canada were resistant to drugs…

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allAfrica: Africa: Drug Price Drop to Bolster African Countries’ Fight Against TB (Chironda, 11/12). Associated Press: Afghan capital’s air pollution may be even deadlier than war (Faiez, 11/13). Associated Press: Air quality sinks to ‘severe’ in haze-shrouded New Delhi (Jain, 11/12). BBC: Polio in Nigeria: ‘I opposed vaccinations until my…

WHO, Russia Collaborate On HIV Drug Resistance Monitoring

WHO Regional Office for Europe: WHO and the Russian Federation strengthen collaboration to address HIV drug resistance “To strengthen the monitoring of HIV drug-resistant strains in the Russian Federation and improve technical cooperation at both the country and regional levels, WHO and the Russian Ministry of Health met with the…

Improving WASH Services In Health Care Facilities Necessary To Achieve Health-Related SDGs, Zambia Health Minister Writes In Opinion Piece

Devex: Opinion: From resolution to revolution in health care Chitalu Chilufya, Zambia’s minister of health and member of the National Assembly of Zambia “…[I]t’s time for the WASH revolution — and if recent events are indicative of commitments, we have good news. National governments recognize that the health and well-being…

MSF, Activists Call For Lower Prices, Better Access To TB Drugs During Lung Health Conference

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: MSF and TB activists disrupt opening of TB conference to protest high drug prices “The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging pharmaceutical corporations to make improved drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment affordable and available for hundreds of thousands of people…

Wellcome Report Outlines Strategies To Better Communicate Issues Surrounding Drug Resistance

Becker’s Hospital Review: 5 ways to improve global understanding of antimicrobial resistance “The world has not taken enough action to address antimicrobial resistance in part due to limited understanding and support from the general public, according to a new report from the nonprofit research charity Wellcome … For the report,…

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