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Friday, September 23, 2016

Global Commitment at UN to Act on Antimicrobial Resistance

Contributed by: Dr. Tamhankar and Siddharth David

On 21st September 2016 at a meeting at the United Nations, world leaders signaled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.
Speaking at the meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said
 “It is not that it may happen in the future. It is a very present reality – in all parts of the world, in developing and developed countries; in rural and urban areas; in hospitals; on farms and in communities,” Mr. Ban noted. Read his entire speech here
Please read the details of the UN news story here 

The draft of the UN resolution can be read here
Margaret Chan (left), Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), José Graziano da Silva (center), Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Monique Eloit (right), Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), address journalists on the high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance.