Paper, Event Explore NTD Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, Efforts To Prevent Drug Resistance

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTD Supply Chain Forum — Strengthening the backbone of NTD programs
Ashley Souza, logistics coordinator for the NTD Support Center at the Task Force for Global Health, and colleagues “describe a unique public-private partnership that was formed to bring together supply chain expertise to overcome the critical challenges associated with … large-scale production and delivery of donated pharmaceutical products…” (11/5).

WHO: Neglected tropical diseases and One Health: gearing up against antimicrobial resistance to secure the safety of future generations
“…In order to ensure the continued efficacy of currently used antimicrobials for NTDs, it is crucial to closely monitor drug efficacy, establish robust surveillance systems for monitoring of resistance, define strategies to curb the threat of such resistance, and develop an appropriate arsenal of second-line drugs. The annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness and understanding of global antimicrobial resistance and encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, and policy-makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections…” (Moloo, 11/5).

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