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​Multiple drivers of antimicrobial resistance identified with global policy implications

Although the incorrect use of antibiotics is a known primary driver of antimicrobial resistance, multiple factors also contribute to its increased prevalence, but these were not well understood on a global scale. Antimicrobial resistance is a substantial global problem across countries, regardless of income level and imposes substantial clinical and financial burdens. A study published this month analysed antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption worldwide, and identified a number of additional contributing factors that have major policy implications. Read more>>

17/09/2018 10:00

Cost–effectiveness of risk-based breast cancer screening

In low and middle-income countries (LMICs) health systems face challenges posed by health transition – i.e. the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In many countries the case for investment in prevention and early detection has not been fully accepted, and preventive health promotion and screening remain under-funded. The rise in protracted conditions such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes will likely place an increasingly heavy burden on both health systems and household economies. Cost-effectiveness studies such as the one published in the WHO Bulletin this month, provide much-needed support to informed decision-making and health budgeting. Read more>>

03/09/2018 12:34

​Adapting tools for tackling NCDs in different country settings

With the marked global rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), tools for prevention and early detection are being implemented in different country settings. Reports are now being published to share experiences of adapting and implementing the World Health Organisation’s Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions. A study from Samoa published this month and sets out key experiences within the resource-poor, high NCD risk setting. Read more>>

22/08/2018 17:27
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