A Global Response

Today in New York, UN member states will sign a declaration to fight antibiotic resistance, adopting the same high-level approach used to rally resources around climate change.
 
The states are committing to foster innovation in antibiotic development, improve public awareness of the threat, and develop surveillance and systems to regulate antimicrobial medicine for humans and animals. The declaration is a start, but much hard work lies ahead. UN agencies and other groups will update the UN secretary general on their progress in 2 years, the Guardian reports.
 
In case you missed it, GHN ran an exclusive commentary yesterday by Anthony D. So & Reshma Ramachandran; they detail specifics on what needs to happen after today’s UN declaration. You can watch the proceedings of the meeting via UN webcast. Also, look for more exclusive coverage of the event in tomorrow’s GHN.
 
 
Related: Study finds no changes in US hospitals' antibiotic use – CIDRAP

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