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Blog Posts Discuss U.N. Meeting, Political Declaration To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

U.N. Dispatch: A rare thing happened at the U.N. this week: Leaders agreed to fix a problem BEFORE it becomes a full-blown crisis
Mark Leon Goldberg, managing editor of the U.N. Dispatch, discusses outcomes on antimicrobial resistance during this week’s U.N. General Assembly, and writes, “At the U.N., it appears that officials are learning from past mistakes and taking on this issue before it becomes a full-blown crisis. It would seem that some officials are taking to heart that an ounce of prevention is worth more [than] a pound of cure” (9/22).

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: U.N. General Assembly recognizes antimicrobial resistance as global public health threat
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the U.N.’s political declaration on antimicrobial resistance, writing the document “affirms support for strategies outlined in the 2015 World Health Organization Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, and notes the need to ensure sustained funding for the efforts required…” (9/22).

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