U.S. Government Launches Year-Long Challenge To Public, Private Sectors To Address AMR

CIDRAP News: HHS, CDC issue AMR ‘challenge’ to public, private sectors
“The U.S. government is challenging world leaders, corporations, and non-governmental groups to step up their efforts against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In a kick-off event [Tuesday] at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar called on public- and private-sector organizations around the world to make formal commitments to the AMR Challenge, a yearlong initiative led by HHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…” (Dall, 9/26).

Becker’s Hospital Review: U.S. launches yearlong global antimicrobial resistance challenge
“…The challenge … invites pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, food animal producers and purchasers, medical professionals, government health officials, and other global leaders to collaborate on addressing antibiotic resistance by: Reducing antibiotics and resistance in the environment (e.g. in water and soil); Improving antibiotic use and ensuring people can access these medicines when needed; Developing vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests; Improving infection prevention and control; [and] Enhancing data sharing and data collection…” (Knowles, 9/26).