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Drug-Resistant Malaria Threatens To Spread Out Of Southeast Asia

Huffington Post: Resisting Resistance: What’s Next in the Fight Against Malaria? Cameron Conaway, author “It’s been described as a crisis in the anti-malaria community. Resistance to ACTs (artemisinin-based combination therapies), the oft-described super drug in efforts to combat malaria, have reached a tipping point. … Professor François Nosten, Director of…

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…

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).

Federal Officials Outline Steps To Address Antimicrobial Resistance At Congressional Hearing

CIDRAP News: Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance “Federal officials at a congressional hearing this week outlined a range of measures to combat antimicrobial resistance (AR), such as increased laboratory capacity, a national genome sequencing database, and an incubator program to help get new experimental drugs into…

Clinicians Need Better Understanding Of Drug-Resistant TB To Maximize Treatment Results, Survey Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Multi-country survey sheds light on drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment needs Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a survey published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that “shows a need for better understanding of the dynamics of drug-resistant [tuberculosis], including through tests…

U.N. High-Level Meeting Offers Opportunity For Global Community To Mobilize Around Universal Provision Of Antimicrobials

The Lancet: U.N. High-Level Meeting on antimicrobials — what do we need? Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, and senior research scholar and lecturer at Princeton University, and colleagues “…The [U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting of Heads of State] must develop realistic goals, stimulate…

New York Times Profiles Mumbai Physician Calling For Better TB Treatment

New York Times: Battling Drug-Resistant TB, and the Indian Government “…Where many international and Indian public health experts are cowed into speaking in diplomatic jargon for fear of losing government support for their programs, or even their jobs, [Mumbai physician Dr. Zarir Udwadia] stands out as the most influential voice…

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