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anti-microbial resistance

UN sets its sights on drug-resistant superbugs

The meeting will bring together heads of government and senior health officials on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly -- a forum for global crises where such health issues rarely figure on the agenda. Under a draft document, the governments will look to commit themselves to bolster controls over antibiotics, to step up awareness over the problem and to encourage research in alternative treatments. The World Health Organization hopes that the meeting will attract and public money globally to curb the…