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Funding To Address Drug Resistance Requires Public, Private Cooperation, Experts Agree

BBC News: How should the fight against drug resistance be funded?
“… ‘Better infection prevention and control in health care settings; a focus on hygiene and sanitation; where appropriate, increasing vaccination uptake,’ says Dr. Charles Penn, the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinator for antimicrobial resistance. All of which would reduce the reliance on antibiotics, he argues. New drugs need to be available to all, but they should be used ‘wisely and appropriately’ so that they remain effective for ‘as long as possible,’ he says. Most experts agree that cooperation between the private and public sectors will be essential to prevent millions of additional fatalities over the coming decades…” (Wall, 5/2).

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