Handwashing is not just for coronavirus – how good hygiene could help reduce antibiotic use

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Coronavirus put focus on handwashing, but basic hygiene is crucial to stopping a variety of diseases. Home hygiene has big role in reducing spread of antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic resistance is one of […]

Why developing new antibiotics is a matter of life and death

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings Superbugs kill 700,000 people a year – a figure expected to rise to 10 million by 2050; New treatments to tackle this public health risk aren’t being created fast enough; Policy-makers […]

Antimicrobial resistance: how can an intersectoral approach between society and healthcare professionals be developed and applied?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms Fernanda Melo Gadelha Sarmento, a student from the fourth period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Quelling antimicrobial resistance: a clinico-pharmacological exigency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pat Ashinze, an Igbo-Yoruba Nigerian penultimate medical student at The University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

Multiprofessional action against the indiscriminate use of antibiotics

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lillian Morais Silva, a medical student in the 3rd year of the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, located in the state of Goiás, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Confronting antimicrobial resistance of animal origin

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Angeliki Moutafi, Mr. Dimitrios Samaras, Mr. Ioannis Saperas and Mr. Lampros Fountoulis, all medical students from Greece. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers […]

Antibiotics are contaminating the world’s rivers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content om the Mekong to the Seine, the first global study of antibiotics in the world’s rivers has revealed that some contain concentrations up to 300 times above ‘safe’ levels. Antibiotic pollution was found in […]

How we can win the war against antibiotic resistance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristina Lagerstedt, Founder and CEO, 1928 Diagnostics In 1945, Sir Alexander Fleming received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of penicillin. In Sir Alexander’s acceptance remarks, he spoke of the responsibility that accompanied that discovery, namely that […]

Superbugs: MEPs advocate further measures to curb use of antibiotics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The growing threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria can only be tackled through a “One Health” approach, MEPs said on Wednesday. In the non-binding resolution, adopted with 589 votes to 12 and 36 abstentions, MEPs stress that the correct and prudent use of antimicrobials is […]