Antimicrobial resistance—a threat to neonate survival

Research Area: Antibiotic Resistance

The Question

CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan, in a Lancet comment, highlights the importance of sepsis prevention in newborns, as births in India and other low- and middle-income countries are increasingly institutionalized. Estimates indicate that 56,524 newborns die each year in India from sepsis due to infections caused by bacteria resistant to first-line antibiotics.

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