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USAID Newsletter Focuses On One Health, AMR

USAID’s “Global Health News”: One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance
USAID’s latest “Global Health News” newsletter focuses on One Health and antimicrobial resistance. “Zoonotic and antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) diseases account for more than 95 percent of all emerging infectious diseases reported during the second half of the 20th century. About 700,000 people die annually as a result of drug-resistant infections caused by tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and malaria alone. If no action is taken, it is estimated that drug-resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year by 2050. … During November, partners around the world came together to acknowledge One Health Day and Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness week. This month’s newsletter highlights our work combating AMR; building on the strides made against infectious diseases like TB, HIV, and malaria; and the Bureau for Global Health’s multi-sectoral focus on animal, human, and environmental health…” (November 2018).