28 Oct 2011
Citing work by CDDEP Associate Director for Research and Senior Fellow David L. Smith, Melinda Gates, in her address to the 2011 Malaria Forum,
talked about the ups and downs of the malaria eradication effort, and about her
hopes for “staying power” in making progress against the global
disease. Noting the recent climb in
malaria rates in Zambia:
27 Oct 2011
Last Wednesday the CDC released an
upbeat piece of epidemiological news: rates of four common types of nosocomial infections decreased
at an impressive pace in 2010, bringing hospitals closer to the nine milestones set
in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Action Plan to Prevent
11 Oct 2011
The 1st Global Forum on Bacterial Infections concluded last week on 5 October 2011. The forum outlined the state of the current challenge of increasing antibiotic access to the developing world while limiting an increase in drug resistance. Immediate and multi-sectoral approaches at the global and domestic level were determined to be the course of action for combatting bacterial infections caused by antibiotic resistance. The New Delhi Call to Action on Preserving the Power of Antibiotics was signed by Hon.
5 Oct 2011
Dr Rose Kakai is a professor in the School of Public Health and Community Development at Maseno University in Kenya. She is a member of the GARP-Kenya Working Group.
5 Oct 2011
Sabiha Essack, (B. Pharm., M. Pharm., PhD), Professor in Pharmacy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow who completed research towards her PhD in Pharmaceutical Microbiology in the UK. She is speaking at the Global Forum on Using Surveillance Data to Best Inform Practice. She is a member of the GARP-South Africa Working Group.