Tag Archives: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Fear of increased death due to anti-microbial resistance

By Checky Abuje The United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP) has warned that up to 10 million deaths could occur annually by 2050 due to Anti Microbial Resistance witnessed today as a result of environmental pollution that is accelerating climate change Speaking during the launch of a report dubbed “Bracing for superbugs: Strengthening environmental action in

Nearly half a million people die as resistance to anti-biotic medicines rise in Africa

Nearly half a million people in Sub-Saharan Africa died in 2019 due to rising resistance to anti-biotic medicines, a report published in Lancet reveals. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread,

UK-Africa pact that tackles antimicrobial resistance in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania mapped out

A new study, led by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Research England, has identified some of the key problems surrounding antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across certain parts of Africa, highlighting the need for an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to the threat of AMR in these areas. AMR occurs when microorganisms (like bacteria, viruses, and parasites) develop or change when

South African Medical Research Council funds efforts to deliver new antibiotics for drug-resistant infections

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) announced in April that it will spend 4 million Rand towards furthering the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) in South Africa. This funding will contribute to the global development and delivery of affordable new or improved antibiotic treatments for drug-resistant bacterial infections where there are currently

World Leaders Commit to Act on Antimicrobial Resistance

Collective effort to address a challenge to health, food security, and development World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them. For