CDDEP in the News

Full Article  |  Source: India Spend |  Date: November 7, 2015 | Author: Charu Bahri

New report provides the most comprehensive picture yet of antibiotic use and resistance worldwide.
Full article | Source: Nature News | Date published: September 17, 2015
Author: Sara Reardon
Full Article | Source: Huffington Post India | Date: 31 October, 2015 
Author: Lhendup G Bhutia 
"India really has the perfect storm: a large pharmaceutical industry, high background rates of infectious diseases and an affluent population that can afford antibiotics. You put all the things together and you get high[ly] pathogenic strains." CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan was interviewed by the Huffington Post India about the emergence of the NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1) antibiotic resistance gene and the country’s ineffective efforts to combat the problem of growing antibiotic resistance. Said Laxminarayan, "Instead of dealing with this new healthcare issue, [the Indian government] got caught up in irrelevant details like the naming of NDM-1."
Full Article  |  Source: Think Progress  |  Date: October 21, 2015
Author: Beenish Ahmed


Full Article  |  Source: Fox News  |  Date: October 20, 2015
Author: David Samdi

CDDEP researchers’ Lancet Infectious Diseases paper on surgical and cancer chemoprophylaxis, published last week, has continued to receive media attention, including a discussion on Fox News’ medical segment, Sunday Housecall. 

Full Article  |  Source: CDDEP |  Date: October 15, 2015 | Author Hellen Gelband

Full Podcast  |  Source: Voice of America  |  Date: August 28, 2014
Author: Africa 54

CDDEP Associate Director Hellen Gelband was interviewed on Africa54, Voice of America’s daily television news program, about CDDEP’s State of the World’s Antibiotics, 2015 report and ResistanceMap. The segment focused on the report’s findings on antibiotic resistance in low- and middle-income countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Says Gelband, “We’ve found that contrary to what you often hear, there really are good data—nobody has gone out and tried to scour and find them [before], and that’s what we’ve done …everywhere you look, antibiotic resistance is increasing and antibiotic use is increasing.”  

Full Article  |  Source: CDDEP |  Date: October 8, 2015  |  Author Kevin Kavanagh

Full Article  |  Source: Voice of America  |  Date: October 02, 2015  |  Lizabeth Paulat

India's capital New Delhi is once again in a grip of dengue fever, with at least 70 deaths according to unofficial accounts. Why is the South Asian country so prone to this virus, and what does it need to prevent it?
Full Article  |  Source: Deutsche Welle |  Date: October 1, 2015  |  Author: Gabriel Dominguez & Shamil Shams