24 Aug 2011
South Africa is
a country of stark contrasts. It’s middle-income,
with high health expenditures, but its health statistics are often grim. Life expectancy is low (53/55 (male/female)),
while child mortality is high (104 deaths per 1,000 live births).
16 Aug 2011
Visit the Health Care Blog for a guest post by Lauri Hicks, Medical Director of CDC’s Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work Program, Seema Jain, Medical Epidemiologist for the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division at the CDC, and Ramanan Laxminarayan, Director of CDDEP and our Extending the Cure Project.
10 Aug 2011
Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Public Health Foundation
of India (PHFI) and the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)
are pleased to announce pre-Forum workshops on Infection Control and
2 Aug 2011
In the wake of the NDM-1 controversy, the Government of India created
a committee to frame a new antibiotic policy for the country. One of the
recommendations of this committee was to regulate the sale of antibiotics by
introducing “Schedule H1” under the Drugs and Cosmetics rules, to “regulate
sale of antibiotics exclusively” (Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare 2011). The existing Schedule H
contains 536 drugs, which cannot be legally dispensed without the prescription
of a registered medical practitioner (RMP).