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2011 in review: key health issues

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Safeguarding drug treatments

Drug resistance is becoming widespread and many infections are no longer cured with first line drugs. On World Health Day 2011, WHO called for urgent and concerted action to slow down the spread of drug resistance, limit its impact today and preserve medical advances for future generations. The Organization released a new policy package to help governments and drug regulatory systems identify effective measures to combat drug resistance.

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