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The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) has called on all governments, industry, NGOs, health professionals, public and private research organizations to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).Antimicrobial drugs have played a key role in both prevention and curing infections. However, overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in humans, animals, and agriculture; gaps in infection prevention and control; lack of quality medicines; and inadequate investments in new drug development may place the breakthroughs in the treatment of infectious diseases over the past 50 years, in peril.The Federation, that has been promoting global health for over 50 years, is urging stakeholders in health to ensure that public health remains at the center of all policy and scientific endeavors. WFPHA in a May 22, 2018 press release proposes the establishment of antibiotic efficacy “as a global public good”.This is one of

Nearly 360 million people worldwide—about the entire population of the United States—have disabling hearing loss [1]. Of these, 32 million are children. Kaitesi Batamuliza Mukara, CARTA Cohort four fellow, spoke with a mother whose child has a hearing impairment and wrote this article for the 2017 International Week of the Deaf which takes place from 18 to 24 September.Claude had normal hearing but all this changed when he got meningitis, an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges). After he recovered, he could not respond when spoken to or to other children while playing. He was four years old.“When I tried to speak to him he was unfazed but when touched he would turn and stare. He could not hear,” the mother adds.He then started speaking incomprehensible words. Initially, this was assumed was because Claude's family had moved from Congo where they

Course Starts: September 25, 2017 In today’s globalised world, old diseases persist and new illnesses spread faster than ever. This is due to interconnected ecosystems and the close ties between humans and animals. Stressing this interrelatedness, One Health calls for closer cooperation between human and animal health. This course explores how One Health works in practice, bringing together different scientific perspectives. You will, for instance, study vaccination coverage data and discuss food safety enhancement. You will learn how to calculate the added value resulting from the One Health approach using case studies.Participants will learn how doctors and veterinarians could work together more closely to save more human and animal lives and even saving money. You will also learn theoretical foundations and hands-on practical methods for planning and implementing integrated approaches to health care. Enroll here for the open online course, produced by the