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Preserving Antibiotic Effectiveness: It's a question of life or death

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Posted on: 14 Nov 17
Preserving Antibiotic Effectiveness: It's a question of life or death

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2017

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Did you know antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today?

A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective due to overuse and misuse.

Join us this World Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19:

  • Dr. Marc Ouelletteis the Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity and is available to discuss his world-renowned work on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research.
  • Dr. Steven Hoffmanis the Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health and can speak about the impacts that the CIHR AMR initiative is having on public health.

Click here to read the CIHR Scientific Director's message.

To book an interview, please contact:

David Coulombe
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
613-941-4563
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

At the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Last updated on: 14/11/2017

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