Thursday, 14 May 2015

World Health Assembly Vote on Global Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

World Health Assembly Vote on Global Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, Latest Strains of Drug-Resistant Typhoid and Malaria

Recent reports about antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading to epidemic levels highlight the urgent need for effective policy solutions to combat this global health threat. On May 20, the World Health Assembly will vote on the World Health Organization (WHO) global action plan against antimicrobial resistance.

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)a think tank with offices in Washington, DC, and New Delhi, plans to issue an in-depth report that provides a first-of-its-kind overview of the global problem of antibiotic resistance and needed solutions, including:

  • The latest look at worldwide antibiotic resistance rates and trends, including new data that low- and middle-income countries can use to take action on the issue
  • Concrete strategies countries can use to shape policies for infection control and prevention, antibiotic stewardship, and other measures
  • The state of new drug development across the world and alternate approaches to preventing and treating drug-resistant infections

Posted by Tim Sandle