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National academies lay out three priorities for G7 states

The national scientific academies of the G7 countries, including the UK Royal Society, have sent letters to their respective governments calling for action to be taken on antibiotic resistance, tropical diseases and the future of the oceans.

The letters have been sent ahead of the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in June. The first concerns the rising number of infections worldwide caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria and calls, among other things, for accelerated research into the problem, the installation of global surveillance programmes and planning for a coordinated rapid response in the event of an epidemic.

The second letter addresses neglected tropical diseases, which predominantly affect those in poorer parts of the world, and calls for capacity building, intensified research and the development of accessible treatments.

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