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China, U.S. Should Limit Or Prevent Use Of Antibiotics

Global Health Governance’s “Young Voices Blog”: Greetings, from the post-antibiotic era Patrick Jarkowsky, masters degree candidate for global health and human security at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, discusses the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and the need to limit or prevent antibiotic use in the…

National Action Plan Can Accelerate R&D Efforts, Progress Against MDR-TB

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Welcoming the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Important first steps, critical next steps “In this guest post, Dara Erck, vice president of external affairs at Aeras, discusses the new White House National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis and how it could accelerate…

Global Burden Of Melioidosis Greater Than Previously Thought; Disease Must Be Given Higher Priority, Researchers Say

News outlets report on a study published Monday in Nature Microbiology showing the global burden of Burkholderia pseudomallei, a highly pathogenic bacterium that causes melioidosis, is higher than previously believed. Agence France-Presse: Deadly bacteria more prevalent than previously thought: study “…Melioidosis, also known as Whitmore’s disease, has long been known…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Ebola treatments, drug-resistant gonorrhea, and zoonotic tuberculosis Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including findings from studies on Ebola treatments; news that some gonorrhea strains are becoming more drug resistant; and news that the bacteria that…

TB Advocates Raise Questions On R&D Targets, Funding For National Action Plan

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: MDR-TB national action plan raises questions on targets and funding Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a USAID event launching the White House’s National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. At the event, Aziz notes…

CDC Director Discusses U.S. Efforts To Respond To MDR-TB In Interview

Huffington Post: CDC Director Calls It ‘Shameful’ This Curable Disease Still Kills Millions “…The Huffington Post spoke with [CDC Director Tom] Frieden on Thursday about how to stem the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, and what he hopes to see in his lifetime for the fight against a…

Antibiotics Should Be Dispensed ‘Judiciously’ In Health, Agriculture Sectors

Washington Post: Another setback for antibiotics Editorial Board “…The agriculture industry has long defended giving antibiotics to healthy animals to help them grow larger and faster, saying that the practice does not contribute to resistance to antibiotics important to human health. But the latest findings suggest humans and other animals…

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