30 Nov 2010
Providing rectal artesunate in community settings can be a highly cost effective malaria treatment for children who do not have access to formal health facilities, according to a new study in the Lancet. The research team was led by Yesim Tozan at the Boston University School of Public Health, and co-authored by four researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP).
19 Nov 2010
A few more resources to close out the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work and Get Smart for Healthcare campaigns this week.
17 Nov 2010
We all know that antibiotic resistance adversely impacts the
health of millions of hospitalized patients every year. Did you know
that the major driver of this resistance is likely inappropriate
antibiotic use? Let’s look at the facts. Numerous studies have
documented that inappropriate antibiotic use in hospitals and nursing
homes results in increased resistance, worse patient outcomes, and
increased healthcare costs, and helps drive the current national
epidemic of Clostridium difficile infections. These are clearly serious problems that ar
15 Nov 2010
Happy Get Smart about Antibiotics week!
9 Nov 2010
It's been a busy few weeks in the field of malaria research. October 29th saw the launch of the Lancet Series on Malaria Elimination--a series of four papers focusing on the feasibility of elimination across contexts. On November 6th, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership released the 5th report in its Progress and Impact Series, Mathematical Modelling to Support Malaria Control and Elimination. The report was launched at the American Society of Tro