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Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Development: An analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis
The report shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Development: An analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis
This report focuses on the lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by WHO as posing the greatest threat to health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Running Out of Antibiotics, Says WHO
[Daily Trust] A report by the World Health Organisation has confirmed serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Development: An Analysis of the Antibacterial Clinical Development Pipeline, Including Tuberculosis
World Health Organization. 09/2017 This 48-page report shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. It found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by the World Health Organization as posing the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis, which kills around 250,000 people each year. The report identifies 12 classes of priority pathogens that are increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and urgently in need of new treatments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WHO warns of lack of new antibiotics under development
The World Health Organization has issued a warning of about the lack of new antibiotics under development as the threat of antimicrobial resistance grows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns
Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World is running out of antibiotics, health leaders warn
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency' after health leaders warned that we are running out of antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2017 Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
October 24-25, 2017 Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms
A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched today by WHO shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Nurses warning of antimicrobial resistance ‘ineffective in ads’
Evidence that the public are more likely to listen to animated characters than real clinicians on key messages around the use of antibiotics has sparked a new approach to campaigns by Public Health England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CARB-X Chief Strategy Officer John Rex to Open Superbugs USA Summit
Antimicrobial resistance has sparked an urgency in the development of new drugs as the industry strives for novel solutions to fight infectious diseases. Innovation and collaboration is requested at every level. Superbugs and Superdrugs USA, will dis … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Budget Cuts Threaten Research on Antimicrobial Resistance
Patient safety, international status of the U.S. as leader in combating AMR both at risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Minister welcomes pharmacy leadership on antimicrobial resistance
Speaking at the RPS Annual Conference, Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, welcomed the launch of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s new ca (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mauritius: National Action Plan On Antimicrobial Resistance for Period 2017-2021
[Government of Mauritius] A National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance for period 2017-2021 has been elaborated in line with the Resolution of the World Health Assembly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Immunization / New Faculty / Saudi Arabian DNP Graduates
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

AURA (Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia) 2017: Second Australian Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Human Health
Australian Government. 08/02/2017 This 238-page report on the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Australia highlights a number of specific types of bacteria as major emerging healthcare problems. It contains valuable data on antimicrobial use in the community and hospitals, identifies key emerging issues for antimicrobial resistance, and gives a detailed overview of Australia's first National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistances (CARAlert). It finds that antibiotic use has been falling in Australian hospitals, a shift that will help to slow the spread of resistance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A European One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
This report from the three agencies presents new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance and reflects improved surveillance across Europe. It confirms the link between antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance in both humans and food-producing animals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists map the distribution of antimicrobial resistance across Chinese major cities
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Professor ZHU Yongguan from the Institute of Urban Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and his collaborators recently conducted a nationwide survey of antimicrobial resistance elements in China's urban sewage and showed that the distribution of antimicrobial-resistant genes (ARG) was characterized by the well-known 'Hu Huanyong line,' which delineates a striking difference in the distribution of China's population. This demonstrated that the emergence of ARGs is driven by human activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ECDC/EFSA/EMA Second Joint Report on the Integrated Analysis of the Consumption of Antimicrobial Agents and Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria from Humans and Food-Producing Animals
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 07/27/2017 This 135-page document is the second joint report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and European Medicines Agency (EMA), on the integrated analysis of antimicrobial consumption (AMC) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria from humans and food-producing animals. It addresses data obtained by the Agencies'European Union-wide surveillance networks for 2013-2015. AMC in both sectors was compared at country and European levels, and substantial variations between countrie...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course
Resistance risk heightened by taking antibiotics for longer than needed, argue experts Related items fromOnMedica Tackling antimicrobial resistance Delayed rather than immediate antibiotics may be preferable for uncomplicated RTIs WHO makes big revisions to antibiotics advice Patient safety alert issued on antimicrobial resistance Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GoS, WHO, FAO, and OIE fight antimicrobial resistance with new national plan
KHARTOUM, 25 July 2017 To help stop antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from killing millions and costing the global economy trillions of dollars, partners from the health and agriculture sectors are coming together in Khartoum, Sudan from 24-27 July to draft a national action plan. By the year 2050, resistance to life-saving antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics is estimated to cost the world 10 million lives and US$ 100 trillion per year. In many countries, including Sudan, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens are becoming more resistant to antimicrobial drugs because of inappropriate or excessive use of these drugs...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 25, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Anxiety As WHO Alerts On Spread of HIV Drug Resistance
[Vanguard] As the world is battling the growing concerns about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), leading to failure of treatment of major bacterial diseases, calls for collective response to check the development through collective action have been making the rounds to ensure effective prevention and treatment of infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Anxiety As WHO Alerts On Spread of HIV Drug Resistance
[Vanguard] As the world is battling the growing concerns about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), leading to failure of treatment of major bacterial diseases, calls for collective response to check the development through collective action have been making the rounds to ensure effective prevention and treatment of infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat-A Workshop
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 06/20/2017 This Web page provides information and videos from a workshop on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat, held on June 20-21, 2017. The workshop examined the key areas in human, animal, and environmental health that contribute to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance, and presented the complexities and potential strategies of bridging the different sectors and disciplines, such as microbiology, agriculture, veterinary medicine, public health, environmental health, infectiou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance and Causes of Non-Prudent Use of Antibiotics in Human Medicine in the EU (European Union)
European Union, European Commission. 07/19/2017 This 216-page report describes the results of the ARNA (Antimicrobial Resistance and the Causes of Non-Prudent Use of Antibiotics) project. It highlights that in Europe, 7 percent of all antibiotics used in 2016 were taken without prescription; the two main sources were over-the-counter (OTC) sales and use of leftover antibiotics. Lack of knowledge among patients and pressure on healthcare professionals to provide antibiotics without prescription were highlighted as two key factors contributing to this issue. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Profile for England: Chapter 7: Current and Emerging Health Protection Issues
United Kingdom Department of Health. 07/13/2017 This chapter of the Health Profile for England details health protection issues that include the prevention and control of infectious diseases, and environmental threats to the health of the population. It has nine sections: Main messages; Introduction; Climate change and extreme events; Outdoor air pollution; Emerging infectious diseases; Pandemic influenza; Antimicrobial resistance and bloodstream infections; Further information; and References. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Old meningitis B vaccine 'may also protect against gonorrhoea'
Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: T...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

WHO issues warning about rise of drug-resistant gonorrhoea
Conclusion The increase in antimicrobial resistance towards drugs used to treat gonorrhoea is reaching a critical stage, especially given how common the infection is worldwide, with an estimated 78 million new cases in 2012. This study raises concerns around an important topic while also proposing strategies to help address the slow pace of research and development of new drugs. The prevention of gonorrhoea is equally, if not more, important. The most effective way to prevent gonorrhoea is to always use a condom during sex, including anal and oral sex. Read more advice about sexually transmitted infections and how to prev...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication QA articles Source Type: news

Gonorrhea Becoming More Difficult To Treat With Antibiotics
CBS Local — Gonorrhea is becoming more difficult to treat with antibiotics and for some patients it’s become impossible, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Three forms of bacteria known as “superbugs” that cannot be killed by the best available gonorrhea medicine have been detected in Spain, France and Japan, according to the WHO. “The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them,” said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist for the WHO, in a press release. Analysi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Dan Corey Medicine STDs Source Type: news

FT Health: G20
Angela Merkel puts health at the centre of the G20 agenda; antimicrobial resistance poses a threat to the global economy; South Africa reaches a crunch point in its fight against HIV; and why wellness is moving into the workplace (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise, new drugs needed
7 July 2017 – Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Some countries – particularly high-income ones, where surveillance is best – are finding cases of the infection tha t are untreatable by all known antibiotics. These cases may just be the tip of the iceberg, as gonorrhoea is more common in lower-income countries. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Toothpaste ingredient linked to antibiotic resistance
Conclusion This study mainly explored why bacterial resistance could be common for both quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and the antibacterial triclosan. It confirmed previous findings that one cause seems to be bacteria developing mutations in the gyrA gene. In the case of quinolones, the mutation alters the enzyme that they normally bind to. Triclosan resistance is largely because the already-mutant bacteria have boosted stress response pathways, or molecular defences. The main finding of this research was that small triclosan concentrations led to resistant E. coli bacteria becoming the more dominant strains m...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

European One Health Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
European Union, European Commission. 06/29/2017 This 24-page action plan takes a One Health approach and addresses antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria from humans and animals, and in the environment. Actions included in the plan include making the European Union a best practice region; boosting research, development, and innovation to provide valuable input for science-based policies and legal measures to combat AMR, and to address knowledge gaps; and shaping the global agenda to promote European Union research efforts and initiatives on AMR on an international level. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists move closer to defeating 'superbugs' with simplified forms of teixobactin
(University of Lincoln) Scientists have produced new, effective and simplified forms of teixobactin -- a new generation antibiotic which defeats multi-drug resistant infections such as MRSA -- as part of a pioneering research effort to tackle antimicrobial resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Superbug risk escalating and greater resources needed, disease experts say
Summit calls for national body and the recognition antibiotic-resistant superbugs are a patient safety issueAustralia needs a national body to coordinate work to slow the spread of superbugs, experts say.An infectious diseases specialist, Prof Lindsay Grayson, says Australia is at a crossroads in dealing with the rise of antimicrobial resistance, which theWorld Health Organisation has called a global crisis.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Health Australia news Science Source Type: news

FDA Science: Working at the speed of emerging technologies
FDA Acting Chief Scientist Luciana Borio By Luciana Borio, M.D. Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten used to nearly instant access to almost anything. Today, with a tap of an app, we order a car ride, a book, or pizza for dinner. Need to navigate past traffic in downtown city streets? No problem. There’s an app for that, too. Some may wonder: Why hasn’t rapid medical product development partaken of this need for speed that has reshaped other sectors of our economy? Well, in many ways, it has. Innovation is happening extraordinarily fast in the biomedical sciences and at FDA. As FDA’s Acting Chief S...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Healthier, fairer, safer: the global health journey 2007-2017 (May 2017)
Report reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-General of WHO. It discusses the role of WHO in dealing with such issues as the rise of noncommunicable diseases, leaps in life expectancy, and emerging threats like climate change and antimicrobial resistance. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthier, Fairer, Safer: The Global Health Journey 2007-2017
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 72-page report reflects on the trends, achievements, and challenges in global health over the past decade. It discusses the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in dealing with such issues as the rise of noncommunicable diseases, leaps in life expectancy, and emerging threats like climate change and antimicrobial resistance. The section topics include Microbes: Old and New; Good Health Services for All; and Emergencies: Protect and Mitigate. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

One in five patients suffer side effects from antibiotics
Study looked at antibiotics prescribed to hospitalised patients and found one in five didn ’t even need the drugs Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotics could be used to treat appendicitis Delayed rather than immediate antibiotics may be preferable for uncomplicated RTIs WHO makes big revisions to antibiotics advice Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance Macrolides linked to increased cardiovascular risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Selection and Use of Essential Medicines: Report of the WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines, 2017
World Health Organization. 06/01/2017 This 334-page document reports on the review and update of the 19th World Health Organization (WHO) Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) and the 5th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc). Section 6.2 discusses antibiotics and new classifications: ACCESS, WATCH, and RESERVE, for good antibiotic stewardship and prevention of antimicrobial resistance. The Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines took actions that included recommending the addition of 30 new medicines to the EML (17 to the core list and 13 to the complementary list). (PDF) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Healthier, fairer, safer: the global health journey 20072017
This independent report reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade. It discusses the role of WHO in dealing with such issues as the rise of noncommunicable diseases, leaps in life expectancy, and emerging threats like climate change and antimicrobial resistance (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition
By Grace VirtueTAORMINA, Italy, May 25 2017 (IPS)The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least. The format of the Summit continues to be modeled off the first one, held in 1975 when French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing invited his counterparts to an informal meeting in Rambouillet to discuss the economic crisis triggered by the oil shock of 1973–1974. Leaders adopt a rel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Civil Society Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Stepping Up Global Health Towards Resilient, Responsible and Responsive Health Systems
B20 Germany. 05/16/2017 This 59-page report details the need to improve resilience and sustainability of health systems; ensure a more sustainable, pro-innovation environment; and establish a more collaborative culture among all stakeholders. It discusses Germany's placement of health high on the agenda of this year's G20 summit. It provides five recommendations with related policy actions, on topics that include Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Improving Pandemic Preparedness and Response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WHO ’s Regional Director presents roadmap for WHO’s work in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Geneva, 22 May 2017 – On 21 May, Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, presented a roadmap of WHO’s work for the Eastern Mediterranean Region for 2017–2021 to ministers of health of the Region. It translates the vision of the WHO Regional Director into a set of strategic actions to guide WHO’s work with Member States. It takes into consideration the global commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the WHO reform agenda. In ensuring alignment of this roadmap with the SDGs, focus has been placed on five strategic priorities: emergencies and healt...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 22, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Without action on antibiotics, medicine will return to the dark ages | Ed Whiting
Continued overprescribing and abuse could lead to more people dying of resistant infections than cancer. Only global cooperation can solve the problemWhen Prof Sally Davies publishedThe Drugs Don ’t Work in 2013, it wasn ’t some allusion to aVerve number from the 1990s, but a sombre warning of the growing threat posed by bacteria evolving resistance to life-saving antibiotics. If this were left unaddressed, she argued, it would lead to the erosion of modern medicine as we know it.Related:Antimicrobial resistance: what you need to knowContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ed Whiting Tags: Antibiotics Science Society Health Health policy Politics World news Drugs Drug resistance Source Type: news

Dr. Gottlieb ’s first remarks to FDA staff
Remarks by Scott Gottlieb, M.D. FDA All Hands Meeting May 15, 2017 Silver Spring, MD It’s an honor to be here today and to be taking on this responsibility with all of you. You realize how special our mission of consumer protection and public health promotion is when you explain what we do to the children in our lives. My baby girl is four and my twin daughters are seven. Explaining my new job to them, I told them daddy’s going to be working with a lot of people who help make sure the medicine you take makes you feel better, and that the food you eat is safe. I had the privilege to work at FDA as a senior ...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance: Successful interdisciplinary efforts
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) As antimicrobial-resistant bacteria can be transmitted between humans and animals, research into antimicrobial resistance must in particular investigate the mechanisms of the spread of the bacteria and the resistance genes. This is the finding that will be presented at the final symposium of the RESET and MedVet-Staph research projects from April 26-28, 2017 at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Enterococci may have evolved antimicrobial resistance millions of years ago
Bacteria likely became hardy survivors when their prehistoric animal hosts became terrestrial. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Enterococci may have evolved antimicrobial resistance millions of years ago
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Enterococci bacteria are the bane of hospitals, causing thousands of multidrug-resistant infections in patients each year. Now, researchers have traced evidence of the bacteria's evolutionary history back 425 million years and theorize that the same traits that allow the bacteria to thrive in hospitals likely emerged when they were carried onto land in the guts of the world's first terrestrial animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news