The Finnish news service Yle Uutiset is more concerned about what's going on in Russia and Ukraine than with public health issues, but it does have this item in its Monday media roundup: Monday's papers: Crimea, guy power, Turku's sinking shipyard and superbugs.
Finland joins fight against superbugs
Tampere-based Aamulehti turns its domestic focus to the battle against superbugs – or organisms that are resistant to antibiotics -- reporting that the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry have joined forces to develop new antibiotics to combat the persistent pathogens, and that Finland will play a role in the project.
According to the paper a research group headed up by Helsinki University’s Professor Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma will participate in the 85 million-euro EU-wide race to develop new antibiotics that will help patients to develop resistance to advanced and hard to identify gram negative bacteria. The project will involve more than 30 universities from 13 different countries.