global health threats

Drug-resistant TB: A Growing Global Health Threat

Emerging superbugs that can resist even the most powerful antibiotics and medical treatments present one of the biggest global health threats in history.

When manifested in a simple throat infection, a lingering stomach bug or a serious disease like tuberculosis, resistance to medicine is tremendously threatening. Global development partners must move faster to contain the threat of antimicrobial resistance before it escalates to claim millions of lives around the world.

Jon Lomøy and Mark Dybul
The Global Fund

Global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery, and development of new antibiotics

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World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization was requested by Member States to develop a global priority pathogens list (global PPL) of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to help in prioritizing the research and development (R&D) of new and effective antibiotic treatments. To date, the selection of pathogens for R&D activities has been largely guided by small and large pharmaceutical companies according to a variety of parameters, such as perceived/unmet medical need, pressure of investors, market size, scientific discovery potential, and availability of specific technologies. 

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