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Science academies of G7 nations call for action on antibiotic resistance and neglected tropical diseases

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2346 (Published 30 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2346
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

In anticipation of the upcoming summit of the G7 group of nations in Bavaria in June, the science academies of the participating nations issued three statements to their governments calling on action to combat antimicrobial resistance, eliminate neglected tropical diseases, and protect the world’s oceans.

The finance ministers of the “Group of 7” nations—Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom—meet periodically to confer on economic policies and cooperation. A representative of the European Union also attends G7 summits. The G7 became the G8 in 1998 after Russia joined the group, but Russia’s membership was suspended in 2014 …

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