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At WHA, DNDi, WHO Launch Antibiotic R&D Initiative, Attendees Discuss Outbreak Preparedness

Intellectual Property Watch: Initiative To Find New Antibiotics Being Launched At WHA
“A new initiative seeking to develop new antibiotic treatments [was] launched [Tuesday] at the annual World Health Assembly. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development (GARD) is a partnership between the World Health Organization and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)…” (5/24).

NPR: WHO Plans To Reshape Itself To Better Handle International Outbreaks
“…[WHO Director-General Margaret] Chan issued this warning in Geneva at the annual meeting for the WHO. She’s trying to reshape that agency so it’s better at handling international outbreaks. But as NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff reports, there are several obstacles…” (Doucleff, 5/24).

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