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French Ministry of Health kicks off Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance

European Commission, 13th September

On September 13th  the kick-off meeting of the Joint Action took place on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections (EU-JAMRAI) in Paris. It's main goal was to determine Europe's wide policies and a joint programme to fight AMR. With a 4 million Euros budget dedicated to support member states with the implementation of national AMR action plans, one can expect progress on this matter in the near future.
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The world is running out of antibiotics

World Health Organization, 20th September 2017

WHO launched a report emphasing how the lack of new antibiotics development undermines our ability to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
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Drug Resistant Infections: A Threat to Our Economic Future

World Bank 19 September 2017

A new report by the World Bank on the economic cost of drug resistant infections 
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EMA stresses the need to increase awareness on AMR

European Medicines Agency, 12th September 2017

In London on the 19th of September during an information day at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) flags were raised on the increasingly serious threat to global health. Key take aways of the event were to continue to raise awareness and understand how the EU scientific Agencies, patients & consumers can support the fight against AMR.
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Civil Society

Sustaining Global Action on AMR

Wellcome Trust, 21st September 2017

One year after the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Declaration on AMR, Wellcome Trust in collaboration with United Nations Foundations have released a new 'Sustainable Global Action on AMR' report, which charts the progress of national action plans at global level.
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Growing awareness of the need for EU action on AMR

EPHA, 2nd October 2017

A recent ENVI Committee workshop revealed a growing interest among MEPs to push for action on AMR. Are EU initiatives comprehensive enough to support the development and implementation of national action plans?
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The Superbug Tour

A new campaign by BEUC to raise consumers' awareness about antibiotic resistance
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European Media

Where are the financial investments to support the fight against AMR?

La Tribune/Euractiv, 27th September 2017

La Tribune warns that although AMR is framed today as a true global health issue, investments and economic models to approach the issue remain scarce. The pharma giants in particular are challenged for not demonstrating sufficient efforts in combatting AMR.
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National Media

Don't always open the antibiotics cabinet 

El Pais (Spain), 28th September 2017

Article from Spain - where consumption of antibiotics remains very high - explaining why antimicrobials should be taken prudently.
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Intelligent use of antibiotics begins with your steak - the strategies to overcome drug resistance

La Stampa (Italy), 30th September 2017

One in five infections caused by resistant bacteria is coming to people through meat, milk, eggs and cheese, or because of direct contact with animals. In Italy the situation is far from rosy given that it is the third biggest consumer of antibiotics in animal husbandry in the EU.

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How easy it is to get antibiotics without prescription and the serious effects of doing so

Stirile Pro-TV (Romania), 1st October 2017

According to this news report, the unnecessary use of antibiotics without prescription, often obtained without prescription in pharmacies, has led to an increase in resistance to deadly bacteria in Romania.
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Are we reaching for antibiotics too quickly? 

Pharmaceutisch weekblad (The Netherlands), 18th September 2017

Research reveals the use of antibiotics as quick remedy by physicians whenever they encounter patients with severe cough. With winter approaching, it is vital to rethink our behaviour in the distribution of antibiotics on cough related matters.
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International Media

Germany commits to 500 million Euros for AMR research

Devex, 2nd October 2017

The German Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe shared that his government has decided to "stop talking and do something”. With such a firm statement Germany positions itself as a key player in research on AMR.

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Farmer intiative in the Netherlands to reduce use of antibiotics by 65% 

BBC, 5th September 2017

In a 24 minute video BBC takes you along a journey of Dutch farmers taking measures to reduce their consumption of antibiotics for animal use.
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