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Greater effort needed to reduce antimicrobial resistance, researchers say

Current measures to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care are not enough to prevent the rise of drug-resistant infection in England, a new report...
Tackling AMR and preventing the next global pandemic

Tackling AMR and preventing the next global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the seriousness of not being prepared for pandemics. With the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), it is thought another...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 17

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 17

Welcome to the 17th issue of Health Europa Quarterly, which focuses on the fast-growing worlds of infection prevention and control and digital health technology;...
The growing threat of antimicrobial resistance

The growing threat of antimicrobial resistance

Pierre Meulien, Executive Director of Innovative Medicines Initiative, discusses the urgency of multisectoral care in treating drug-resistant infections. While great strides have been made in the...
Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the ongoing global failure to develop desperately needed antibacterial treatments despite growing awareness...
The complex and multipronged fight against AMR

The complex and multipronged fight against AMR

HEQ speaks to the AMR Industry Alliance about the burden and prevention of antimicrobial resistance and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...
New antimicrobial nanotech could prevent and treat superbugs    

New antimicrobial nanotech could prevent and treat superbugs    

A new nanothin antibacterial coating has been developed that could help prevent and treat deadly superbugs. A team of researchers led by RMIT University in...
Antimicrobial resistance prevention, research, and policy

Antimicrobial resistance prevention, research, and policy

Professor Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Chair of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance, tells HEQ about the burden and prevention of AMR. The Joint Programming Initiative...
Tackling tackling drug-resistant infections

Tackling drug-resistant infections: from evidence to action

Dr Ghada Zoubiane and Georgiana-Simona Baciu of the International Centre for AMR Solutions explore the risks posed by antimicrobial resistance, as well as how to tackle drug-resistant infections.
COVID-19 and the fight against antimicrobial resistance

COVID-19 and the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Arlene Brailey, Patient Support Officer at Antibiotic Research UK, discusses the burden of antimicrobial resistance, COVID-19 and the need for targeted research.
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 16

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 16

Welcome to Health Europa Quarterly issue 16, which explores the secondary issues adjacent to the COVID-19 pandemic, from the welfare and wellbeing of doctors...
Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

A new tool has been developed using SMART CRISPRi technology which is designed to help identify and tackle causes of E. faecalis-related diseases and...
New Oxford University institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

New Oxford University institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

A £100m donation from Ineos will create a new state of the art institute for antimicrobial research. The world leading Ineos Oxford Institute (IOI) will...
Fast-tracking the use of copper in the NHS to tackle AMR

Fast-tracking the use of copper in the NHS to tackle AMR

Rory Donnelly, clinical research director of Copper Clothing, discusses the need to fast track copper for use in the NHS as an antimicrobial material...
Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

Could soil used in ancient Irish folk medicine fight antimicrobial resistance?

In a new discovery, a team of scientists have shown that Northern Irish soil has antibiotic-producing bacteria that could help in the fight against...
Fighting the AMR paradoxes in the age of COVID-19

Fighting the AMR paradoxes in the age of COVID-19

Mariano Votta, Director of the Active Citizenship Network/Cittadinanzattiva, and Neda Milevska-Kostova, Vice Chair of the International Alliance of Patients Organisations, discuss the threat of...
Dealing with antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19

Dealing with antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19

To coincide with Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, a new report of case studies has been published that gives a platform to people living with...
Global leaders advocate urgent action on antimicrobial resistance

Global leaders advocate urgent action on antimicrobial resistance

As the antimicrobial resistance crisis accelerates across the globe, world leaders are advocating for urgent action to combat the problem. The leaders, including the heads...
Hospital bacteria source highlights need for improved infection control

Hospital bacteria source highlights need for improved infection control

Findings from a new study have shown an under-recognised bacteria source – the hospital floor – that highlights the need for improved infection control...
Reducing antimicrobial resistance with copper

Reducing antimicrobial resistance with copper

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing issue across the globe, and one company is addressing its burden on healthcare through the innovative use of copper. The...

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