£ 10 million research competition launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance
This news story gives details about the competition, which aims to encourage the development of innovative scientific approaches to stopping antimicrobial resistance and to infection control and prevention. The £ 10 million will be made available in research grants funded through a Small Business Research Initiative. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£10 million research competition launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance
The competition aims to encourage the development of innovative scientific approaches to stopping antimicrobial resistance and for infection control and prevention. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD
Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs should limit use of antibiotics for COPD, says draft NICE guidance
GPs have been urged to limit prescribing of antibiotics to prevent or treat COPD exacerbations, in draft NICE advice that highlights risks around effectiveness and antimicrobial resistance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE
Antimicrobial resistance to be factored into decisions Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Doctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugs MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bristol Veterinary School ’ s AMR Force wins Antibiotic Guardian Award
Bristol Veterinary School ’ s AMR Force research group has won a prestigious award at this year ’ s Antibiotic Guardian Awards in recognition of the group ’ s achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Liberia:NPHIL Boss Calls On Pharmacists
[NEWS] The Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia - NPHIL, Tolbert Nyenswah has called on Pharmacists in the country to join the campaign on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Resisting Antimicrobial Resistance
[Ethiopian Herald] Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the resistance of a microorganism (bacterium, fungus, virus, or parasite) to a drug that was originally effective in treating infections caused by that microorganism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug resistance likened to a slow-moving tsunami
The number of Canadians who die from drug resistance is a glaring unknown and surveillance is severely limited 20 years after infectious disease specialists sounded the alarm about antimicrobial resistance. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

LSTM led consortium awarded £ 3 million to study the impact of human behavior on AMR
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) An LSTM led consortium called DRUM (Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi) has been awarded £ 3 million to investigate the way in which human behaviour drives the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

“Just-in-case” drugs are encouraging antimicrobial resistance
Travelers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those traveling without such drugs, says a recent study carried out jointly by the University of Helsinki, the Helsinki University Hospital, and the Aava Travel Clinic. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU Backs Plan to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance EU Backs Plan to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
EU member states backed a plan on Wednesday to combat antimicrobial resistance, an increasing global health issue, that would reduce the use of antibiotics in the food chain and limit certain drugs to humans.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

EU backs plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU member states backed a plan on Wednesday to combat antimicrobial resistance, an increasing global health issue, that would reduce the use of antibiotics in the food chain and limit certain drugs to humans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IDSA Video Conference Reporter: ASM Microbe
(MedPage Today) -- Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance, Prosthetic Joint Infection, Challenges for Foodborne Outbreaks, Advancements in Maternal-Child Health Research (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Introducing the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Pathogen Detection Isolates Browser
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 03/21/2018 This 31-minute webinar discusses how to search for pathogen isolates, identify closely related isolates of interest, and find pathogens encoding particular antimicrobial resistance genes. The National Center for Biotechnology Informatio (NCBI) Pathogen Detection Project was created to use whole genome sequencing data for food-borne disease surveillance. Pathogens isolated from patients, food, and environmental samples, from state, federal, and other labs, are sequenced, and the data submitted in real time to NCBI. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Interview: The European Union's agenda for antimicrobial resistance
(Health Affairs) In an interview with Health Affairs editor-in-chief Alan Weil, Xavier Prats Monn é , director-general for health and food safety of the European Commission (pictured below), shares the European Union (EU) action plan for promoting antibiotic stewardship and addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which he calls an urgent public health challenge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Addressing the antibiotics crisis | Letters
Greater investment in early-stage drug research and market-entry rewards are essential, saysAnthony McDonnellI read with interest your article (Antibiotics crisis made worse by shortages in supply, 1 June) on the Access to Medicine Foundation report into this topic. Its excellent report highlights an important problem. A failing supply chain along with a lack of investment in new antibiotics is already causing major health problems across the world, and this will only get worse. However, I fear your article missed part of the story. Over the past few years the UK independentReview on Antimicrobial Resistance (on which I wo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Antibiotics Science Medical research Health Society European Union Brexit Article 50 UK news Foreign policy Politics David Cameron Source Type: news

£ 30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance
This news story states that funding includes: £ 20m to Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator; £ 5m for new partnership with Argentina; £ 5m invested in Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics; and £ 1m in Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading the fight against antimicrobial resistance
EU-funded researchers have shown how nanoparticles can deliver drugs directly to the site of an infection. This preclinical research promises more effective treatments and the prospect of bypassing the threat of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 29, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Collaboration Needed to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats to human health throughout the world, warns Gary Cohen, executive vice president of global health for BD. “There is an increasing risk of going back to the pre-antibiotic era,” he told MD+DI. “Resistance is not a new issue—it is just a bigger problem, at an accelerated pace. Because antibiotics have been overprescribed for humans as well as overused in food production, antimicrobial resistance is not just a theoretical threat.” Everyone needs to play a role, including diagnostics manufacturers and even medical device innovators, he ...
Source: MDDI - May 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Complementing conventional antibiotics
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major medical problem worldwide, impacting both human health and economic well-being. A new strategy for fighting bacteria has now been reported in the latest online issue of Nature by a research group headed by Prof. Ivan Dikic at the Goethe University Frankfurt. The scientists revealed the molecular action mechanism of a Legionella toxin and developed a first inhibitor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tuberculosis: Pharmacists develop new substance to counteract antimicrobial resistance
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise worldwide. This is becoming a problem for infectious diseases like tuberculosis as there are only a few active substances available to combat such diseases. Pharmacists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have now found a way to increase the efficacy of a common tuberculosis agent while, at the same time, reducing resistance to it. The research group presents its latest developments in the international journal Molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

£30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance
The UK government has announced that it will be committing over £30m to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MSF Response on Launch of Global Hub to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Press releaseMSF Response on Launch of Global Hub to Combat Antimicrobial ResistanceMay 22, 2018The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the launch of the Global Research& Development (R&D) collaboration hub on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) announced at the World Health Assembly today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Africa:Pursuing Universal Health Coverage and Addressing the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
[IDS] The World Health Organization (WHO) and world leaders are giving high priority to initiatives to make progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Governments, international agencies, and industry must work together at national, regional and global levels, so that actions to secure people's access to effective treatment for common infections are aligned with efforts to reduce the risk of emerging AMR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Can't We Just Use PCR? The Role of Genotypic versus Phenotypic Testing for Antimicrobial Resistance Testing
There is a need for phenotypic susceptibility testing that is expeditious and that can be performed directly from clinical specimens. While rapid pathogen identification is important, it is the susceptibility result that is essential for antimicrobial optimization. The options for rapid susceptibility testing are limited, with the majority of commercial tests available offering genotypic resistance detection only. In this article, a laboratorian and a clinician discuss the benefits and limitations of genotypic and phenotypic susceptibility testing and provide examples of how results should be interpreted to maximize the cl...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - May 22, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jennifer Dien Bard, Francesca Lee Source Type: news

New PLOS channel for the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) community
(PLOS) PLOS, in collaboration with GARDP, is delighted to announce the launch of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Channel during the World Health Assembly, Geneva. This new channel offers the AMR research community access to the latest research, as well as commentaries, blogs, news and discussions that span science, research and development, policy and public health in the fight against AMR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Innovative Medicines Initiative Launches 100th Project
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has launched its 100th project in the form of Hypo-RESOLVE, a 4 year, EUR 26.8 million project on diabetes. The milestone comes as IMI celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of events and activities. The IMI project portfolio is diverse; many projects, like Hypo-RESOLVE, focus on specific health issues such as diabetes, neurological conditions (including dementia, depression, and pain), cancer, auto-immune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis), and infectious diseases (including antimicrobial resistance and Ebola). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Genomic insights into the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has been vital for revealing the rapid temporal and spatial evolution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens. Some antimicrobial-resistant pathogens have outpaced us, with untreatable infections appearing in hospitals and the community. However, WGS has additionally provided us with enough knowledge to initiate countermeasures. Although we cannot stop bacterial adaptation, the predictability of many evolutionary processes in AMR bacteria offers us an opportunity to channel them using new control strategies. Furthermore, by using WGS for coordinating surveillance and to create...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Baker, S., Thomson, N., Weill, F.-X., Holt, K. E. Tags: special/review Source Type: news

Role of antimicrobial stewardship programmes in children: a systematic review
This review found limited evidence for a reduction in antibiotic consumption and use of broad-spectrum/restricted agents following antimicrobial stewardship programmes implementation in paediatric intensive care units. Data evaluating the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programmes on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance in paediatric intensive care units are lacking. In addition, there is limited information on effective components of a successful antimicrobial stewardship programmes in paediatric intensive care units. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Majority of the population trusts state structures in consumer health protection
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Whether it's salmonella or antimicrobial resistance, residues of plant protection products or microplastics in food -- what health risks are consumers aware of? What concerns them and how is the perception of risks changing? Answers to these questions are given in the BfR Consumer Monitor, a regular population survey conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study on the Status of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada and Related Recommendations
Government of Canada. 05/2018 This 44-page report from the Standing Committee on Health, House of Commons, Parliament of Canada, summarizes a study on the status of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Canada. Witnesses who appeared before the committee emphasized the need for improved surveillance and data, improved stewardship (particularly outside hospital settings), and the need for funding for research and innovation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (PNCAR)
Government of Italy. 12/2017 This five-page brochure describes the National Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (PNCAR), which provides for national coordination, specific objectives, and actions to face the increasing resistance and spread of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. It does so through the synergy between national, regional, and local levels; the different key stakeholders involved; and a governance, in which the roles of the institutions, both in the human and the veterinary sector, are clearly defined. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ireland's National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020
Government of Ireland. 10/2017 This 114-page plan recognizes the urgent and growing problem of antimicrobial resistance for human health worldwide, and aims to implement policies and actions to prevent, monitor, and combat antimicrobial resistance across the health, agricultural, and environmental sectors. It provides a situational analysis overview for the health, agricultural, and environmental sectors, and presents key strategic interventions for tackling antimicrobial resistance in line with World Health Organization (WHO) requirements across the three sectors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster M...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Bristol Vet School at the forefront of combatting antimicrobial resistance
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way with farmers to combat and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms. Antimicrobial resistance - or AMR - is a global threat, with an estimated 700,000 people dying from resistant infections every year. Today [Saturday 28 April] is World Veterinary Day 2018 and ongoing research from the University ’ s Vet School has been showcased in a new YouTube video produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

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