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Governments Should Adopt New Model For Antibiotic Development, Access

Project Syndicate: Overcoming Market Obstacles to New Antibiotics Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, honorary professor at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…In the field of antibiotics development, … the divergence between profit-seeking behavior and the public good…

USDA To Provide $6M For Research Into Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP News: USDA offers $6 million for antimicrobial resistance research “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) [Monday] announced the availability of $6 million for research on antimicrobial resistance in agriculture, including how resistance develops and spreads and how to combat it…” (Roos, 5/3).

Gates Foundation Announces Phase I Winners Of 16th Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas to Tackle Big Problems in Global Health and Development: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16 Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both for discovery & translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

Antibiotic Drug Resistance Increasing In Developing Countries, Report Shows

News outlets discuss findings from the State of the World’s Antibiotics 2015 report, released on Thursday by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP). BBC News: Developing countries show increase in antibiotic resistance “Rising incomes in the developing world mean more people can afford medical care, but a…

Blog Post Examines 3 Recently Published Pieces On Tuberculosis

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Tuberculosis: The world waits for a plan, patients with drug-resistant disease wait for options Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses three recently published pieces on the impact and threat of tuberculosis: an opinion piece in the Huffington Post by…

Malaria Parasite Genotype Contained In Experimental Vaccine Could Impact Efficacy, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the relationship between an experimental malaria vaccine’s efficacy and the parasite genotypes it uses. Nature: Parasite mismatch explains mediocre performance of leading malaria vaccine “A malaria vaccine that has disappointed in clinical trials stumbled in…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including results from a study that suggest ivermectin could be used in…

Political Will, Sustained Investments Needed To Address Antibiotic Resistance In Africa, World

The Conversation: Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance Sabiha Essack, South African research chair in antibiotic resistance and professor in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal “…The burden of antibiotic resistance [in Africa] is … under-estimated. African countries don’t have comprehensive…

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