15 Nov 2013
article in Nature reviews
the history and current challenges of chemoprevention programs for malaria. The
article mentions CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan’s view that imperfect
implementation of these programs could lead to increased drug resistance and
more dangerous parasites. [Nature]
8 Nov 2013
roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global
health. - See more at:
http://cddep.org/blog/posts/weekly_digest_superbugs_frontline_new_cddep_study_antibiotic_prescriptions_and_antibacter#sthash.7ljL72rD.dpufA roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
1 Nov 2013
[Update 01/10/2014: The third and last part of the surveys is now online. Please click here to access and fill the survey and scroll below to find links to parts 1 and 2.]
25 Oct 2013
A new PBS Frontline documentary “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” brings to light the reach and magnitude of antibiotic resistance. Through first-hand accounts tracking personal brushes with so-called “superbugs” – bacteria resistant to most known forms of antimicrobial treatment – the documentary shows how the problem has catapulted the international medical community into crisis.
22 Oct 2013
In honor of International Infection Prevention
Week, CDDEP is partnering with the Association
for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
(APIC) to spread awareness about what can be done to combat
healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).