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[afro-nets] Articles on Antibiotic (AB) resistance


  • From: "Claudio Schuftan" <cschuftan@phmovement.org>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:22:17 +0700

In conjunction with World Health Day and its theme on AB Resistance this year, various activities were carried out globally. Please find below some coverage of events:

WHO – World Health Day <http://www.who.int/en/> – new AB Policies laid forward – WHO<http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2011/policybriefs/en/index.html>; UN:s Ban Ki-moon make a statement – UN News Centre<http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=38034&Cr=drug&Cr1=> other agencies, organisations and media mark the event: CDC<http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2011/p0407_antimicrobialresistance.html>, IDSA <http://www.idsociety.org/Content.aspx?id=17577> BBC<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12975693> SciDevNet<http://www.scidev.net/en/health/antibiotic-resistance/news/world-is-losing-battle-against-drug-resistance-warns-who.html>,

FAO makes a heavy statement on AB use in agriculture, almost saying ”no to antibiotic growth promoters” – FAO, Animal Production and Health Division<http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/home/en/news_archive/2011_04_AMR.html>

A Motion to the EU Parliament for a Resolution on ABR, with focus on AB use in animal production, was laid forward – European Parliament<http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2009_2014/documents/agri/re/859/859185/859185en.pdf>

EU Commission: ”World Health Day: fight against antimicrobial resistance must continue on a global scale” – EU C<http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/448&format=HTML&aged=0&language=en>

ECDC Director Marc Sprenger gives a ”Situation update on antibiotic resistance” to the European Parliament in Strasbourg - ECDC<http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/press/news/Lists/News/ECDC_DispForm.aspx?List=32e43ee8-e230-4424-a783-85742124029a&ID=425&RootFolder=%2Fen%2Fpress%2Fnews%2FLists%2FNews>

Cyprus – MoH calls out: ”stop feeding your children AB:s”; and ”Cyprus second only to Greece when it comes to AB use” – Cyprus Mail<http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/health-minster-stop-feeding-your-children-antibiotics/20110409>

UK - Gonorrhoea treatment failuresto cefixime and azithromycin in England, 2010; Eurosurveillance<http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19833>

US – 875 000 ”medical tourists” went abroad from the US for medical care in 2010, according to an article in Washington Post<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health/medical-tourism-draws-growing-numbers-of-americans-to-seek-health-care-abroad/2011/02/09/AFkbobeC_story.html>– and the ABR transferring problem is not mentioned

India – receives US/CDC assistance in superbug fight – building NCDC - TimesofIndia<http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-04-09/india/29400474_1_ncdc-laboratory-capacity-building>

Papua New Guinea/NZ – AB without prescription, ”dr sometimes sees patients in remote highlands with infections hard to treat” – Radio NZ International<http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=59896>

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Shila Kaur
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