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The pre-71rst WHA event was organized by WAAAR May 19th at the World Council of Churches (WCC) in collaboration with the Geneva NGO Hub, G2H2.

In many low- and middle-income countries, infection prevention and control (IPC) is an often overlooked, but critical, capacity for safe clinical care, including the reduction and containment of antimicrobial resistant (AR) pathogens.  Around the world, there remain fundamental gaps in IPC capacity and implementation, with many efforts limited to temporary stop-gap measures, e.g., during emergencies. 

By Benjamin J. Park*, Denise Cardo*, Michael Bell*

“Our Alliance has several important strengths: A multidisciplinary and multi-professional structure including veterinary medicine, strong involvement of consumers, participation of several parliamentarians (deputies), global programmes including antibiotic stewardship, infection control, use of old and recent diagnostic tools, research, and upgrades of vaccination programmes, official support from many professional societies, from many different countries or various bodies.“

Dr Jean Carlet, President, www.waaar.org

The Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi) is a large shrub or small dioecious tree, native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina (1). It can also be found in over 20 subtropical countries and is considered to be an invasive species in the southeastern United States, particularly in Florida where it has colonized most of the state (2).  

Dr Cassandra L Quave Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health, Emory University, USA