Antibiotic Awareness Week – What the UN says about taking action against resistance

As the global concern over antibiotic resistance grows, more and more world organizations are weighing in on the need for action in the fight against resistance. This Antibiotic Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some of the key points addressed by the UN General Assembly at their High Level Meeting on AMR held earlier this fall.  On September 21, 2016 in New …

[E-Book] Global Health Organizations Getting the Word Out About Resistance

It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a global awareness campaign dedicated to making sure the world stays educated on the causes of antibiotic resistance and what can be done to prevent it before it even happens! Championed by WHO and other global health organizations, Antibiotic Awareness Week uses social media campaigns, webinars, independent events, and more to get the word out …

With World Antibiotic Awareness Week approaching fast, what can we learn from WHO?

November 14-20 marks the 2016 edition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a time where health organizations around the world focus on getting the word out about antibiotic resistance, its threats to global health, and what can be done to prevent it. One of the organizations most active in Antibiotic Awareness Week is the World Health Organization (WHO), which also runs …

CARB-X: The largest public-private partnership in the world is all about AMR

The largest public-private partnership in the world has been formed, and its purpose is progress in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. As discussed in a Contagion article, ‘World’s Largest Partnership Formed to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance‘, the US Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release announcing CARB-X (Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator), a union of the Wellcome …

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It’s a Global Crisis: What the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance Wants to Do About AMR

   It’s a Global Crisis: What the Review on Anti-Microbial Resistance Wants to Do About AMR  After collaborating on a series of papers surrounding the growing health concern of drug-resistant infections, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released a final report this month, which outlined the steps and interventions this team of experts deems necessary for international progress. The facts and …

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Anti-Microbial Resistance makes headline news once more – stay ahead at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2016

Anti-Microbial Resistance makes headline news once more – stay ahead at World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2016 It’s no news that the world is facing an antibiotic crisis. Antimicrobial Resistance is probably the most serious threat the health system has faced in decades, so the field has been receiving a great deal of attention both internationally and in the US. Once …