World Leaders Agree To Take Action On ‘Slow-Motion Tsunami’ Of Antibiotic Resistance
The plans are nonbinding, but it is the first step toward addressing the ever-increasing threat. It was only the fourth time the General Assembly had taken up a health issue. Others were H.I.V., noncommunicable disease and Ebola.
Los Angeles Times:
United Nations Takes On Antimicrobial Resistance
Meeting under the umbrella of the United Nations General Assembly, international leaders on Wednesday launched new efforts to stem the rising tide of antimicrobial resistance, which has blunted the effectiveness of existing medications in treating infectious diseases.Heads of state and country delegates gathered at a U.N. meeting on the subject vowed to increase international coordination and funding aimed at monitoring the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and reducing the misuse of antimicrobial agents in human and veterinary health and agriculture. (Healy, 9/21)