27 Oct 2010
Some of the biggest players in HAI
prevention issued a joint white paper in November’s Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. The paper
doesn’t put forth a groundbreaking new argument but is a renewed commitment to
combating HAIs—to save lives and preserve health resources.
21 Oct 2010
The global health community may
be severely underestimating the number of deaths due to malaria in India,
according to a study in today’s Lancet. "Adult and child malaria mortality in
India: a nationally representative mortality survey" places malaria deaths somewhere
in the range of 205,000 per year in India—a far cry from the World Health
Organization's estimate of 15,000.
20 Oct 2010
Last week, Extending the Cure partnered with the National Conference
of State Legislatures to deliver a webinar on state reporting programs
for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The archived version is now available for download from NCSL.
Download Ramanan Laxminarayan's power point presentation.
15 Oct 2010
Check out The Health Care Blog for a new post by CDDEP researchers Hellen Gelband (the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership, Extending the Cure) and
Ramanan Laxminarayan (Extending the Cure) on the resistance-producing
NDM-1: Why Should the U.S. Care?
14 Oct 2010
recent study (PLoS Medicine) returned some encouraging results regarding Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and management of pneumonia and malaria
in children in Zambia. We here at
written about RDTs in the past, both on their potential to promote better
treatment outcomes and make better use of limited treatment resources, and on