‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of Global Health Security Conference

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Global Health Security 2019: Pharmacists play key role in reducing antimicrobial resistance in countries with limited health resources
Rabita Aziz, senior global health policy specialist at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, who is covering the Global Health Security conference in Sydney, Australia, which took place from June 18-20, highlights research presented at a session on antibiotic resistance. According to Aziz, the study’s researchers “identified six factors driving antibiotics misuse [in South Asia]: poor medicines regulation, lack of qualified staff at pharmacies, community pressure for access to antibiotics, lack of awareness on appropriate use, inappropriate prescribing practices, and consumer demand” (6/20).

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Global Health Security 2019: Preparation for outbreaks and for climate change impacts overlap in Pacific Islands
Aziz highlights a session during which Josephine Herman, secretary of health of the Cook Islands, discussed the unique challenges the Pacific islands face in preparing for outbreaks and potential climate change impacts (6/19).