[Ip-health] The Lancet - The drugs don't work: WHO's role in advancing new antibiotics

BAGOZZI, Daniela bagozzid at who.int
Mon Jul 30 06:22:52 PDT 2018


The Lancet: The drugs don't work: WHO's role in advancing new antibiotics

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31570-8/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email

WHO, as the UN technical agency for health, has a leading part to play in line with its constitutional mandate "to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work" and "to promote and conduct research in the field of health".4<https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31570-8/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email>
More specifically, the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance expects WHO to foster the development of new treatments, diagnostics, and vaccines.



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