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Good morning, this is Kasmira. The World Health Organization this week held its annual awareness-raising campaign against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a deadly phenomenon that is causing more and more untreatable infections, as bacteria and other pathogens outsmart the drugs used to treat them. Set to take centre stage at the UN General Assembly next year, tackling AMR needs collective and immediate action, as our contributor and health expert Neda Milevska writes in today’s piece.

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🧫 Antimicrobial resistance: how much time do we have? This week was World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), with the flurry of academic exchanges, policy dialogues, and other awareness activities all boiling down to one message: time is running out to preserve one of the most powerful tools of modern medicine, writes Neda Milevska Kostova, chair of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO).

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📌 28 November | What to expect from COP28? The 28th edition of the UN’s international climate meeting, takes place from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai. Finance, health, human rights, fossil fuels: what are the main issues? Can we expect significant progress, or are COPs only "greenwashing" machines, according to Greta Thunberg? Will the launch of the "loss and damage" fund in support of vulnerable countries be launched with substantial pledges from nations as planned? The summit will be the first conference to explicitly examine the link between climate change and global health trends: with what possible conclusions? Join journalists from Geneva Solutions and Health Policy Watch, as well as climate policy experts from CIEL and the Climate Vulnerable Forum, for this lunchtime debate.

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