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 Global database for Antimicrobial Resistance Country Self-Assessment 

WHO, FAO and OIE launches second round of results of AMR country self-assessment survey. Status of countries regarding the actions taken to implement the global action plan to address antimicrobial resistance is now available in an open access global tripartite database. All responses to the country self-assessment questionnaire sent out in 2016 and 2017 can be found in the database with answers visualized through maps and in table form. This year, WHO, FAO and OIE have also published an analysis report of the country responses.Click here to access the database and the analysis reportNew WHO guidelines on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animalsThe new WHO recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use in animals. “A lack of effective antibiotics is as serious as a security threat as a sudden and deadly disease outbreak”, says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO.About these guidelinesPress releaseInfographicsCall for comments on a target product profile (TPP) for a semi-open multiplex multi-analyte diagnostic platformDEADLINE: 22 December 2017 The World Health Organization is partnering with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to develop a target product profile (TPP) for a semi-open multiplex multi-analyte diagnostic platform. This platform will help better diagnose the millions of people presenting with severe febrile illness without a known source in low- and middle-income countries.Call for commentsWorld Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 Antibiotics do not treat viral infections, like colds and flu2 November 2017 -- The rise of antibiotic resistance is leading to untreatable infections which can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Without urgent action, we are heading for a future in which infections and minor injuries could once again kill. Download animated GIFs and JPGs for social media posts on this topic.JPGs and animated GIFsWHOA pharmacist holds a box of medicines to a client as other two boxes lay on the counterNew WHO report confirms world is running out of antibiotics19 September 2017 - A new WHO report finds that very few antibiotics currently in development address the serious and growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report shows a lack of potential treatment options for drug-resistant tuberculosis and 12 other classes of priority pathogens identified by WHO. Tuberculosis is responsible for about 250 000 deaths a year and some of the other pathogens, such as GRAM-negatives, can kill patients in just a few days due to the lack of treatment options.Read moreView the infographicpdf, 46kbUNICEF/NooraniInformal Member State Consultation on the Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance9-10 November 2017 Location: Geneva, SwitzerlandMember State Meeting participants can sign up until 20 October 2017To participate on the ongoing consultations, please click on the link.WHO/TDR /Andy CraggsVisual of gonorrhoea virus

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