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Zimbabwe Works To Contain Cholera Outbreak, Reports 28 Deaths

Deutsche Welle: Zimbabwe struggles to contain cholera outbreak “The latest cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has claimed the lives of 28 people, state media confirmed on Sunday. The outbreak was first detected earlier this month in a township outside the capital of Harare and has prompted the government to declare a…

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Devex: 6 conversations you missed at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (Rogers/Ravelo, 9/14). The Guardian: Affordable vaping for smokers in poor countries branded ‘a human rights issue’ (Austin, 9/14). The Guardian: ‘A lurking beast’: polio casts shadow over Papua New Guinea independence day (Martin/Lyons, 9/15). The Guardian: ‘She didn’t…

U.S. FDA Announces Plan To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP News: FDA plan focuses on antibiotic development, stewardship “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [on Friday] announced a multipronged strategy to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that emphasizes new measures to spur development of antibiotics and alternative therapies, promote antibiotic stewardship in animal health, advance antibiotic resistance surveillance, and…

Countries Agree On U.N. Draft Declaration On TB Ahead Of First-Ever High-Level Meeting

Agence France-Presse: U.N. agrees global plan to battle TB ahead of first-ever summit “U.N. member states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the United States over access to cheap drugs…”…

New Class Of Antibiotic Needed To Defeat Superbugs

Scientific American: Getting the Upper Hand on Superbugs Man Wah Tan, senior director and principal scientist of Genentech’s Infectious Disease division “…Our research group at Genentech is particularly interested in the so-called ESKAPE pathogens … These bacteria, the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections, are rapidly developing resistance to more than…

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Al Jazeera: Traditional Rohingya midwives helping pregnant refugees (Jamjoom, 9/6). The BMJ: Death certificates should record antimicrobial resistance as cause of deaths, says CMO (O’Dowd, 9/6). The Economist: How a shampoo bottle is saving young lives (9/6). Forbes: HPV Vaccine May Reduce Risk Of Transmitting Devastating Throat Disease To Children…

Spread Of Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria Contributes More To Global Health Crisis Than Antibiotic Consumption, Study Says

CIDRAP News: Study cites ‘contagion’ as main factor in antimicrobial resistance levels “A new study by a team of international infectious disease researchers suggests that antibiotic consumption is not the biggest factor driving the global spread of antimicrobial resistance. A bigger factor, according to the study, is ‘contagion,’ the spread…

PATH’s India Country Director Highlights 7 Trends In Indian Public Health

PATH: 7 ways public health in India has changed over the last decade Neeraj Jain, PATH’s country director for India, highlights seven ways public health in India has changed over the past decade, including: “A downtrend in communicable diseases … A focus on prevention … Reduced neonatal mortality rates ……

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CNN: Scourge of superbugs killing Malawi’s babies (Davies, 8/8). CNN: Faced with falling birth rates, China urges citizens to have more babies (Griffiths/Wang, 8/8). Devex: Challenges facing SDG 2030 deadline for safe water and sanitation (Cornish, 8/9). Reuters: Nigeria approves $150 mln World Bank loan to fight polio (Onuah/Ohuocha, 8/8).…

Study Aims To Identify Factors Influencing Adoption, Scale-Up Of Innovative Health Interventions

FHI 360’s “Research for Evidence”: From innovation-to-scale: Identifying innovative health interventions to better understand factors influencing their adoption and scale-up Lauren Bader, regional program manager for the USAID Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis Project and the USAID Challenge TB project at FHI 360, discusses a research project that aims to…

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