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MEDIA ADVISORY: United Nations General Assembly Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

What: United Nations High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

Who: (Opening Session)
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
H.E. Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization
H.E. Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization
H.E. Dr. Monique Eloit, Director-General of the World Organization for Animal Health

When: Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.

WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance

A new report by WHO, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014 is the organisation’s first look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally. The report reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country.  Continue reading