Millions of people die each year because antibiotics are increasingly unable to cure many diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, influenza and severe stomach ailments. Antibiotic resistance has reached crisis proportions worldwide.
There is new momentum for global action on antibiotic resistance. Governments and WHO are preparing action plans and there is a campaign by civil society.
This issue of South Bulletin has many articles on this concern:
- When medicines don’t work anymore
- WHO sounds alarm bell on antibiotic resistance
- Health Ministers decide on action to use medicines wisely
- WHA resolution on combatting antimicrobial resistance: What the countries said
- Civil Society Workshop sets up new coalition on antibiotic resistance
- Declaration on Antibiotic Resistance
The Bulletin also has articles on the 67th session of the World Health Assembly.
The South Centre issued a statement calling for a stop to unilateral US pressure against the South’s use of TRIPS flexibilities. This statement is published in the bulletin.
Finally, the South Centre pays tribute to its former Board member, Dr. Norman Girvan, who passed away earlier this year.
We hope you find this issue useful and we welcome your comments.
With best wishes,
South Centre and
Editor, South Bulletin
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