• Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    It was gathered that the Viva Fidel Health Foundation, an NGO, has appealed for strong government commitment to mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance threatening the treatment of AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria.

    Dr Stella Agbim, Lead Advocate of the foundation, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

    She said government should embrace greater innovations and investment in research and development of new antimicrobial medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools to address the challenge.

    Agbim said: […]

  • Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty – World Bank

    Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty – World Bank

    It was gathered that the World Bank has warned that if the drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people would fall into poverty by 2050.

    The Bank said in a report released on Tuesday ahead of a high-level meeting on the issue at the UN in New York that a century of progress in health would be reversed.

    It said that by 2050, annual global GDP would fall by at least 1.1 per cent, […]