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G7 Health Ministers Agree To Declaration Supporting Drug Resistance Plans, Issue Commitment To Ebola Lessons Learned, IHR Guidelines

Intellectual Property Watch: G7 Health Ministers Propose Incentives For New Antibiotics, Commit Help On Ebola
“…The G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States) met from 8-9 October in Berlin and agreed to the Berlin Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance — Global Union for Antibiotics Research and Development (GUARD), aimed at supporting developing countries to develop national antimicrobial resistance action plans. The G7 health ministers also issued a commitment on lessons learned from Ebola, and supported the 2005 World Health Organization International Health Regulations (IHR), insisting on the need to comply with them…” (Saez, 10/12).