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27 November, 2018

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One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance

Zoonotic and antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) diseases account for more than 95 percent of all emerging infectious diseases reported during the second half of the 20th century. About 700,000 people die annually as a result of drug-resistant infections caused by tuberculosis (TB), HIV and malaria alone. If no action is taken, it is estimated that drug-resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year by 2050. This scenario has the potential to devastate economies, with an estimated output loss of $100 trillion by 2050. During November, partners around the world came together to acknowledge One Health Day and Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness week. This month's newsletter highlights our work combating AMR; building on the strides made against infectious diseases like TB, HIV, and malaria; and the Bureau for Global Health's multi-sectoral focus on animal, human and environmental health.[...]

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HIFA profile: Ados May is a Senior Technical Advisor at the IBP Initiative in the United States of America.