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Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease
(Cornell University) Bovine mastitis is typically treated with antibiotics, but with the potential threat of antimicrobial resistance and the disease's long-term harm to the animal's teat, researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are laying the foundation for alternative therapies derived from stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

HKU medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs
(The University of Hong Kong) A novel solution to antimicrobial resistance -- HKU medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Coordinator for the Quality of Medical Devices
DepartmentMSF currently operates activities in 35 countries with a wide spectrum of programs. The Medical Project Unit in MSF New York is part of the Medical Department of Operational Center – Paris (OCP) and provides technical support for: Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases (including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), medical quality, and medical article writing and publication.  ProjectLanguage English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosanna Perri Source Type: news

Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This guideline was published in March 2018. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. It highlights that acute otitis media can be caused by viruses or bacteria, lasts for about a week, and most children get better in 3 days without antibiotics. Serious complications are rare. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing the impact of serious infections CQUIN
Theses resources are to support delivery of the'Reducing the impact of serious infections (antimicrobial resistance and sepsis)'CQUIN, parts 2c and 2d. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prophylactic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Common in Pediatric Hospitals Prophylactic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Common in Pediatric Hospitals
Many hospitalized children receive prophylactic antibiotics inappropriately, and this could speed the development of antimicrobial resistance, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Nigeria: Situation Analysis and Recommendations
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 11/2017 This 158-page situation analysis report is based on the current situation for antimicrobial use and resistance in Nigeria, and provides recommendations for immediate and long-term goals. It discusses how much of the disease burden in Nigeria comes from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The country also suffers considerable burden from systemic infections, including HIV, bacteremia, and meningitis. There are, as yet, no available studies outlining the full burden of antimicrobial resistance and its health and economic impact on Nigerians. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2022
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 11/2017 This 108-page plan addresses antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Nigeria through a One Health approach and enrollment in the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS). Its goals are to be a roadmap for AMR control, and to be an aid in monitoring the nation's progress in reducing AMR, with the ultimate goal of improving the health status of all residents. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Experts define global criteria for hospital programs to tackle antimicrobial resistance
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) A group of international experts, led by researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy (CDDEP) in India and the Universit é de Lorraine in France, has now for the first time defined a standardized set of actions that are relevant for all hospitals around the world to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobials and limit the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance | Letters
Decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in preventing infection, writes WaterAid ’sMargaret Batty. MeanwhileMatt Ball of the The Good Food Institute says moving to plant-based and clean meat is the best thing we can do to avoid pandemics of antibiotic-resistant superbugsWith drug-resistant infections now causing the deaths of half a million people a year, access to clean water and decent sanitation has never been more vital in the race to prevent a global antimicrobial resistance catastrophe. As Dame Sally Davies poignantly highlighted in your report (Experts issue ne...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Water The meat industry Agriculture Science Biology World news India South and Central Asia Nigeria Africa Indonesia Asia Pacific Brazil Americas Society Food Farming Environment Access to water & drink L Source Type: news

Superbugs & Superdrugs Conference 2018
19 - 20 March 2018, London, UK. SMi's Superbugs & Superdrugs conference this March will focus on the strategies pharmaceutical companies use to assist the development of new therapeutics & drugs, how to obtain funding for new projects and address why there is a current lack of incentives for researchers working in antimicrobial resistance research and development. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Accelerating Implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) and Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Response in the WHO European Region: A High-Level Meeting
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 02/15/2018 This Web page provides information about a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on February 13-15, 2018, in Munich, Germany, to define strategic regional approaches to strengthen emergency preparedness and response. The meeting planned to adopt a holistic approach to health emergency preparedness and response, and look at linkages between health systems, essential public health functions, and International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities; and addressing antimicrobial resistance as a public health hazard under the IHR. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest threats to public health. AMR reduces the effectiveness of treatment options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This new NICE Guidance was published in January 2018. It sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) 2018 Meeting Opening Session
March 8, 2018 8:30-10:00am ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Spain to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues: 15-19 February 2016
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 01/2018 This 29-page report provides information about visits and meetings to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues in Spain on February 15-19, 2016, with the overall objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation in Spain with regard to prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control. According to the data available from the Spanish surveillance systems, the AMR situation in Spain poses a major public health threat to the country. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

64% of antibiotics sold in India unapproved, finds UK study
The report said millions of antibiotic pills in the Indian market have not been regulated in India, the UK or US, worsening the problem of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS)
This report provides information from GLASS enrolled countries on the status of their antimicrobial resistance surveillance systems and reports national data for selected bacteria that cause infections in humans (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global antimicrobial resistance surveillance system (GLASS) report
Report draws information from GLASS enrolled countries on the status of their AMR surveillance systems, and reports official national AMR data for selected bacteria that cause infections in humans. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surfers Swallow Lots of Seawater. So Is It Harmful?
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 -- Surfers aren't just catching waves. They're also three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their digestive tracts than land lubbers, a new British study shows. " Antimicrobial resistance has been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) Report: Early Implementation 2016-2017
World Health Organization. 01/29/2018 This 164-page report draws information from Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) enrolled countries on the status of their antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance systems, and reports official national AMR data for selected bacteria that cause infections in humans. It documents participation efforts and outcomes across countries, and highlight differences and constraints identified to date. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data show
BANGKOK 29 January 2018 – The World Health Organization’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (known as GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries.  The most commonly reported resistant bacteria were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae, followed by Salmo...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 29, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows
WHO ’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], environmental health [subject], healthy environments, environment, environmental pollution, pollution, mental health [subject], mental health promotion Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark 2018
This independent assessment of pharmaceutical company action on Antimicrobial Resistance found that out of 28 antibiotics in late stages of clinical development, only two have both access and stewardship plans in place. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tracking Progress to Address AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)
AMR Industry Alliance. 01/2018 This 108-page report identifies best practice, opportunities, and gaps where further efforts may be required by industry and other stakeholders to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It is based on analysis of the data about AMR-relevant products: therapeutic agents or technologies that have the potential to treat or prevent infectious diseases and/or combat resistance, including but not limited to antibiotics, vaccines, diagnostics, and novel approaches to address AMR. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Health: New Index Rates Drug Companies in Fight Against ‘ Superbugs ’
Glaxo and Johnson& Johnson top a new measure of how drugmakers do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are becoming a global emergency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Antimicrobial Resistance World Health Organization Access to Medicines Foundation Davos (Switzerland) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases. 08/18/2017 This Web site provides information about antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance, including pages on Protecting Patients and Stopping Outbreaks, Biggest Threats, Protecting the Food Supply, U.S. and International Activities to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, and the Food and Drug Administration-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Antimicrobial Resistance Isolate Bank. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Italy to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 12/12/2017 This 30-page report summarizes visits and meetings held in Italy on January 9-13, 2017, to discuss and assess the situation in the country regarding prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control. Observations from this country visit confirm that the AMR situation in Italian hospitals and regions poses a major public health threat to the country. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Dental Material Can Resist Biofilm Growth And Kills Bacteria
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an antibacterial resin for dental procedures such as cavity fillings. They hope that the material can provide improved fillings that resist tooth decay and last longer. Conventional materials for dental fillings are prone to being covered in plaque, a sticky biofilm that can lead to tooth decay and filling failure. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on developing something better. “Dental biomaterials such as these,” said Geelsu Hwang, a researcher involved in the study, “need to achieve two goals: first, they should kill ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks
UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improve coordination on waste and chemicals management, water quality, and food and nutrition issues. The collaboration also includes joint management of the BreatheLife advocacy campaign to reduce air pollut...
Source: WHO news - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: environmental health [subject], healthy environments, environment, environmental pollution, pollution, mental health [subject], mental health promotion, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Competency-Based Approach
World Health Organization. 2017 This course will equip clinicians who frequently prescribe antimicrobials with knowledge and tools to improve their use of these essential medications in daily clinical practices. Through case-based examples, the course highlights how antimicrobial stewardship principles can be applied to common clinical scenarios. It provides a framework for approaching each clinical encounter from the perspective of combating antimicrobial resistance. (Text) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Need of the Hour: Addressing the Challenges of Multi-Drug-Resistant Health Care-Associated Infections and the Role of the Laboratory in Lowering Infection Rates
Over the past two decades, we have been confronted with an increase in the frequency and diversity of multi-drug-resistant microorganisms, leading in some cases to serious and life-threatening infections. To compound the problem, during the same timeframe, we have seen a significant decrease in the number of new, FDA-approved antimicrobial agents to treat these infections. In order to understand the gravity of the problem, we need to address the reasons behind the dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance and the consequences facing us, as well as potential solutions to the problem. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - January 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Robert L. Sautter, Diane C. Halstead Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Luxembourg to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/21/2017 This 24-page report summarizes visits and meetings held on May 29- June 2, 2017, to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues in Luxembourg with the overall objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation in Luxembourg regarding prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control. The report provides an overview, observations, and options for action. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zambia:Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
[Times of Zambia] Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the development of resistance in a microorganism - such as bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite - or to an antimicrobial agent to which it was previously sensitive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
Today the FDA is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Achieving antimicrobial resistance (AMR) goals through better fungal diagnostic in Pakistan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:25Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Peppa Pig might inspire unrealistic expectations of GPs
Dr Brown Bear makes inappropriate home visits and is suffering from burnout, claims Sheffield GP Related items fromOnMedica Doctors unveils plan to ‘save’ general practice GPs encouraged to do home visits only in mornings New support for GPs to fight antimicrobial resistance NHS pressures could cause staff ‘burnout’ General Practice must be ‘properly supported’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Epidemiologist (Fever Diagnostic Program) (part-time consultancy)
DepartmentMSF currently operates activities in 35 countries with a wide spectrum of programs. The Medical Project Unit in MSF New York is part of the Medical Department of Operational Center – Paris (OCP) and provides technical support for: Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases (including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), medical quality, and medical article writing and publication. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosanna Perri Source Type: news

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of a June 2017 workshop which explored issues of antimicrobial resistance through the lens of One Health, for strengthening systems to counter infectious diseases and related issues that threaten human, animal, and environmental health, with an end point of improving global health and achieving gains in development. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 12/2017 This 152-document summarizes a workshop held on June 20-21, 2017, to explore issues of antimicrobial resistance through the lens of One Health, which is a collaborative approach of multiple disciplines for strengthening systems to counter infectious diseases and related issues that threaten human, animal, and environmental health, with an end point of improving global health and achieving gains in development. Participants discussed immediate and short-term actions and research needs that will have the greatest effect on reducing antimicrobial resistance. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
Report covers six key emerging issues: the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance; nanomaterials; Marine Protected Areas and sustainable development; sand and dust storms; off-grid solar solutions; and environmental displacement. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Environmental Issues of Concern
United Nations Environment Programme. 12/05/2017 This 84-page annual report identifies the most novel environmental challenges facing the planet. The six issues include Antimicrobial Resistance: Investigating the Environmental Dimension, which discusses one of the biggest global public health concerns of the 21st century; and Environmental Displacement: Human Mobility in the Anthropocene, which discusses how the interlacing trends of climate change, population growth, rising consumption, and environmental degradation are likely to lead to the displacement and migration of even greater numbers of people in the future. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance
This report summarises the discussions that took place and the resulting underpinning principles for action as agreed by the five co-hosts. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK 5 year antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy 2013 to 2018: annual progress report 2016
This report describes the activities and achievements over 2016. It notes that for the remaining two years of the strategy, the programme will focus on delivering the government's ambitions to halve certain types of infections and the inappropriate use of antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resistance to Antibiotics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases, their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials are often misused for treatment and prevention of diseases in livestock sector, aquaculture as well as crop production. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Dec 6 2017 (IPS)The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year. This is a fact. The good news is that now more and mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Improving the lives of ru Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance
This paper provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance including its causes and consequences. It gives a summary of some UK and international action in this area. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Scientists Blame Pollution for Resistance to Antibiotics
[Nation] Global researchers have linked the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance to rampant environmental pollution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news