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Improved Access To Preventives, Treatments In Developing Countries Important For Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

GlobalPost: Why antibiotic resistance could be the most important infectious disease threat of our time
“…Politicians in the U.S. and abroad have put the spotlight on the growing threat of drug resistance, most recently at the G7 summit, where leaders from some of the world’s wealthiest countries embraced a global action plan on antimicrobial resistance adopted by the World Health Organization last month. While that plan emphasized how critical disease prevention is to curbing resistance, there is mounting concern that the world will not be able to tackle ‘superbugs’ unless there is a shift to make diagnostics, vaccines, and medicines accessible and affordable in developing nations…” (Hogan, 6/16).

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