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Montevideo, March 24th 2017 - 12:05 UTC

Tag: Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 17:11 UTC

    WHO stresses urgent need for R&D for drug-resistant tuberculosis

    “There is already consensus that TB is a top priority for R&D for new antibiotics,” said Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General at WHO.

    The World Health Organization reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). “Addressing drug-resistant TB research is a top priority for WHO and for the world,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “More than US$ 800 million per year is currently necessary to fund badly needed research into new antibiotics to treat TB.”

  • Monday, June 15th 2015 - 05:19 UTC

    Health spending pushing low and middle income countries further into poverty

    ”We must expand access to health and protect the poorest from health expenses that are causing them severe financial hardship,” says Dr. Tim Evans

    A World Health Organization and World Bank Group report shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.