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International Community Must Do More To Combat Drug-Resistant Microbes, WHO Report Says

News outlets continue to report on a new survey from the WHO on antibiotic resistance. Agence France-Presse: World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO “The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fueling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers,…

White House Fact Sheet Describes Forum On Antibiotic Resistance, Actions Taken

White House: FACT SHEET: Over 150 Animal and Health Stakeholders Join White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance In this fact sheet, the White House describes the first forum to address antibiotic resistance, as well as actions taken by the Obama administration, government agencies, and the private and non-profit sectors…

G7 Recognizes Importance Of Several Global Health Issues But Does Not Make Solid Commitments

ONE Blog: The G7 and Health: A glass half full, but undrunk Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, discusses the recent G7 communiqué, saying while the document addresses several important global health issues, including Ebola, neglected tropical disease, and antimicrobial resistance, global leaders “haven’t committed to doing much…

Focus On Municipal Sanitation, Hospital Hygiene Can Help Stem Antimicrobial Resistance, Report Says

Media sources discuss a new report from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance titled, “Infection prevention, surveillance and control: limiting the development and spread of drug resistance.” National Geographic: To Slow Down Antibiotic Resistance, Focus on the Basics “A project chartered by the British government, which has been examining everything that…

U.K. Chancellor To Urge Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance At IMF Expert Panel Meeting

The Guardian: Antimicrobial resistance a ‘greater threat than cancer by 2050’ “Antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics will present a greater danger to humankind than cancer by the middle of the century unless world leaders agree international action to tackle the threat, according to George Osborne. The British chancellor will tell a…

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