News & Perspective

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019
Ebola frontline

DRC Ebola total climbs by 15 cases; vandals hit Katwa hospital

A previously unaffected health zone reports its first case, Korea adds a cash donation, and a group warns of a security clash-related rise in displaced people.

May 08, 2019

May 08, 2019
Motorcycle Ebola DR Congo response

Ebola outbreak hits 1,600 cases amid armed clashes

Response activities have been curbed owing to violence for 4 straight days, as deaths hit 1,069.

Apr 30, 2019

Apr 30, 2019
WHO director-general in DR Congo

WHO officials visit Ebola hot spot, call for more support

"WHO and partners cannot tackle these challenges without the international community stepping in" to provide funds.

Apr 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019

Report highlights lack of access to antibiotics

Barriers in many countries limit treatment options and prevent people from getting the antibiotics they need.

Mar 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Antibiotics before miscarriage surgery not tied to fewer infections

A benefit was found, however, when pelvic infection was defined by strict criteria.

Mar 12, 2019

Mar 12, 2019

News Scan for Mar 12, 2019

Uganda-DRC plague cases
Lassa in Nigeria
Smallpox vaccine candidate delay
National Academies vaccine website

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children
Postgrad stewardship support
Global antibiotic use in animals
Dental antibiotic stewardship
Antibiotics and pandemic planning
Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
Hospital ASP cost savings
UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship
Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDROs in nursing homes, acute care

Feb 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019
Safe and dignified Ebola burial

Ebola infects 4 more in DRC as death prompts testing in Uganda

The developments lift the outbreak total to 823 cases, including 517 deaths.

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 12, 2019

Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
Hospital ASP cost savings
UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship

Feb 06, 2019

Feb 06, 2019
DRC health workers

More Ebola reported from Katwa hot spot

As Ebola cases rise in DRC, the virus continues to infect health workers in private and public health centers.

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