World Health Day 2015

News - 7 April, 2015

Today marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘How safe is your food?’ with the WHO calling on “producers, policy-makers and the public to promote food safety”. The WHO estimates that two million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by contaminated food or drinking water. Over 200 […]

The end of medicine as we know it? – our focus on Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

News - 16 March, 2015

According to the initial report produced in December 2014 by the Review on AMR, chaired by Jim O’Neill, up to 10 million people per year could die by 2050 due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), compared to an estimated 700,000 deaths per annum currently. Antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals in low and middle income countries […]