18 Apr 2012
This week's visualization takes a break from charts to tell a story via an infographic: namely, the story of the one million Indian children who die each year in the first four weeks of life. Approximately 190,000 of these neonates die from sepsis, a bacterial infection that overwhelms the bloodstream, and of these deaths, it's estimated that nearly one-third are attributable to antibiotic resistance. Download the infographic from the Tools section of our website.
17 Apr 2012
CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan weighs in on the landscape of hospital infection control in a recent commentary for PNAS. The commentary is in response to a study by Ke et al that shows how increasing patient sharing leads to decreased heterogeneity of MRSA strains among medical facilities.
13 Apr 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
12 Apr 2012
Yesterday, the FDA took another step towards restricting the
use of antimicrobials in farm animals in the United States, finalizing guidance
for farmers and drug companies to begin voluntarily phasing out the drugs.
10 Apr 2012
We in the United States may rail against laws and regulations that
contradict our values, or protest policies or budget cuts that erode cherished
programs. But consider the dilemma of researchers
in Kenya who have developed information that could improve the health and
wellbeing of livestock—and by association, their herders and the consuming
public. It involves the use of
antibiotics. Ishirini na mbili? That’s
Swahili for 22—catch 22, Kenya-style.