Global fight intensifies against superbug ‘menace’
GSK joins UK government in committing £130mn to tackle growth of antimicrobial resistance (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 16, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rise of drug-resistant superbugs could make Covid pandemic look ‘minor’, expert warns
Common infections will kill millions if drug resistance through misuse of antibiotics is not curbed, says England ’s ex-chief medical officerWhat is antimicrobial resistance and how big a problem is it?The Covid-19 pandemic will “look minor” compared with what humanity faces from the growing number of superbugs resistant to current drugs, Prof Dame Sally Davies, England’s former chief medical officer, has warned.Davies, who is now the UK ’s special envoy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), lost her goddaughter two years ago to an infection that could not be treated.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Kat Lay Global health correspondent Tags: Global development Drug resistance Antibiotics MRSA and superbugs Agriculture Science Society Pharmaceuticals industry Business Health Medical research Global health Infectious diseases Microbiology Farming Environment Epid Source Type: news

Superbugs will make Covid look 'minor', ex-chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies warns
Professor Dame Sally Davies is the UK's special envoy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) when pathogens develop a resistance to the drugs medics use to treat patients infected by them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confronting antimicrobial resistance 2024 to 2029
Department of Health and Social Care -The UK's second five year national action plan sets out ambitions and actions for the next five years in support of the 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance. It covers various themes including reducing the need for antimicrobials, optimising the use of antimicrobials, and investment in innovation, supply and access.Policy paperDepartment of Health and Social Care - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - May 8, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

CDC: Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). HICPAC is charged with advising the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC regarding the practice of infection control and strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, and related events in settings where healthcare is provided. Nominations are due by September 30, 2024. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 15, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Africa: International Summit Calls for AMR Accountability in Public Health Interventions
[Malaria Consortium] The UK-Africa Health Summit took place this week, uniting global health leaders in antimicrobial stewardship to tackle this increasing threat ahead of the 2024 High-level Meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in New York. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 2, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa Europe and Africa External Relations Health and Medicine Malaria Source Type: news

Ceftriaxone-Resistant Gonorrhea - China, 2022
This report describes increases in the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in China. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 28, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance Gonorrhea MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

World Tuberculosis Day 2024: many more TB cases could be prevented
24 March 2024, Cairo, Egypt – Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the world’s deadliest diseases, although it is both preventable and curable. Today, on World Tuberculosis Day, WHO and partners worldwide unite to renew the commitment to end the global TB pandemic. Every year, 10 million people globally fall ill with TB. An infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs but can attack any part of the body. Despite being preventable and curable, TB kills 1.5 million people each year – making it the world’s top infectious killer. TB is also the leading cause of death among people living with HIV and a major cont...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 23, 2024 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Africans Can Solve the Disease that Haunts Us — Here’s How
It is critical that African scientists tackle African problems, and the reasons extend beyond access. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. By Khisi MdluliBOSTON, US, Mar 15 2024 (IPS) I was born in Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in eSwatini (known then as Swaziland). People in these two countries share one predominant fear: unemployment. Other worries in these countries and others in the region include unwanted pregnancies, low income and food safety. The diseases that are dreaded the most are cancer and diabetes. Feared infectious diseases include HIV-AIDS, COVID and cholera. Even though South Africa and eSwatini a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Khisi Mdluli Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

A treaty to prepare the world for the next pandemic hangs in the balance
“Me first”—that’s how Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), described the wealthy world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic when he kicked off negotiations for a global “pandemic treaty” in December 2021. Even before vaccines had proved safe and effective, rich countries had purchased enough doses to cover their entire population several times, whereas lower and middle-income countries had little or no vaccine. The pandemic treaty would address that searing inequity, Tedros vowed, along with many other problems identified during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the world bette...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 15, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Curbing Antibiotic Use Works Curbing Antibiotic Use Works
European agencies published evidence that reducing antibiotic use in humans and food-producing animals leads to a decline in antimicrobial resistance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 23, 2024 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bristol Veterinary School celebrates 75 years of educating veterinary students and advancing animal health and wellbeing
This year – 2024 – the University of Bristol's Veterinary School is celebrating 75 years of educating veterinary students and advancing veterinary science. From improving livestock welfare to tackling food security and antimicrobial resistance, using artificial intelligence to detect disease and working to conserve highly threatened mammals, Bristol Veterinary School has helped to advance veterinary medicine, animal welfare and health around the world. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 21, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Southern California Researchers Develop Vaccine That Boosts Immunity and Helps Patients Avoid Deadly Infections While in Hospitals
New vaccine could give clinical laboratories and antimicrobial stewardship programs the tool they need to dramatically reduce hospital-acquired infections Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories continue to struggle against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and ever-evolving antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria. But now, the University of Southern California (USC) has developed and patented an experimental vaccine that has been […] The post University of Southern California Researchers Develop Vaccine That Boosts Immunity and Helps Patients Avoid Deadly Infections While in Hospitals appeared first on Dark ...
Source: Dark Daily - February 16, 2024 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing aluminum hydroxide AMR anatomic pathology antimicrobial resistance Brad Spellberg MD Brian Luna PhD centers fo Source Type: news

Orchid Pharma's new antibiotic 'Exblifeb' gets European Medicines Agency approval
The Chennai-based firm said Exblifeb incorporates Enmetazobactam, "the first completely invented-in-India Beta Lactamase inhibitor" and it is designed to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Exblifeb' demonstrates remarkable efficacy in treating complicated urinary tract infections (UTI), pneumonia, and bacteremia caused by extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing pathogens, Orchid Pharma said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 30, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Young health professionals combat antimicrobial resistance
23 January 2024 – The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region has some of the highest and fastest-growing rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally, owing to widespread antibiotic misuse and overuse. Nearly 1.3 million people are already dying as a direct result of AMR worldwide. High rates of drug resistance undermine many health efforts and make health care more complex, expensive and risky. The AMR unit in the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is currently strengthening the AMR response through multiple intersectional strategies. These focus on key stakeholders identified at various levels and priorit...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 23, 2024 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news