Archives for ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’

Health Officials Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance, the Theme of World Health Day 2011

With the goal of analyzing socioeconomic implications, lessons learned, and successful strategies to achieve the goal of containing antimicrobial resistance, health authorities of PAHO Member States debated the issue at roundtables....

Expert Urges Resistance to Antimicrobial Resistance to “Preserve the Miracle of Antibiotics”

The Director of the Board on African Science Academy Development of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Patrick Kelley, addressed the health authorities of the Americas gathered at PAHO's 51st Directing Council PAHO, urging them to prevent antimicrobial resistance to "preserve the miracle of antibiotics, the basis of global health during the last 50 years." The specialist said that "when public interest is threatened, it is time for governments to exercise their leadership."...