29 Dec 2010
Dr Patrick Irungu is a Lecturer at the Department
of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi and Dr Samuel Kariuki
is the Chief Research Officer and Head of Department, Centre for
Microbiology Research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
They are co-leading a study on antibiotic use and resistance
patterns in livestock in Kenya, sponsored
by the Global
Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP)--a
CDDEP project. In the following post
20 Dec 2010
Take a look at the graphic below, produced for the print version of Newsweek's Are We Running Out of Antibiotics? (December 2010). The image--using data from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and CDDEP's Extending the Cure Project--neatly articulates the steady rise in antibiotic resistance coupled with a slowdown in new antibiotic development.
14 Dec 2010
A recap of recent coverage of CDDEP’s work on antibiotic
resistance through our Extending the Cure project:
9 Dec 2010
The Surgeon General’s office has released its 30th
report on the health effects of tobacco, finding that exposure to tobacco
smoke—mainstream or secondhand--causes immediate bodily damage. The report cites tobacco use as the
“leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States,” resulting
in approximately 443,000 deaths annually and costing the U.S. health system more
than $193 billion.
1 Dec 2010
WASHINGTON – The Center for Disease
Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), formerly a research unit of Resources
for the Future, has announced its independent founding and launched a new
The transition establishes the Center
as a 501(c)(3) organization, enabling CDDEP to grow in its research efforts
while maintaining its focus on developing innovative policy solutions to reduce
the impact of infectious and non-communicable diseases worldwide.