News & Perspective

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019
community mobilization

Guarded optimism as DRC Ebola outbreak hits 6-month mark

WHO officials see some traction with community engagement and calmed tensions, but tough challenges finding and chasing all transmission chains.

Feb 01, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 01, 2019

Animal stewardship partnership
Antibiotic pipeline details
New PACCARB members
Decline in UK antibiotics
Superbug bloodstream infections in Greece
Antibiotics and malaria prevention
Promising antifungal candidate
Proposed UN AMR guidance
Proposed UN AMR guidance
Antibiotic use in nursing homes
Novel antibiotic vs C diff
Pharmacist interventions
Antibiotics for asthma attack

Jan 30, 2019

Jan 30, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 30, 2019

Proposed UN AMR guidance
European antibiotic use survey
Antibiotic use in nursing homes
Novel antibiotic vs C diff

Dec 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018
Beni ETC

Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma

Health officials are on high alert for potential spread to Goma, North Kivu province's capital and largest city.

Nov 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018
UN peacekeeping troops

Armed rebels kill UN peacekeepers in Ebola hot spot

The outbreak has now reached 352 cases, of which 305 are confirmed, and 210 deaths.

Nov 08, 2018

Nov 08, 2018
DR Congo Ebola press conference

As DRC Ebola cases hit 312, officials see some positive signs

WHO and UN officials say the rate of cases has declined a bit recently.

Nov 06, 2018

Nov 06, 2018
Disinfecting Ebola PPE

DRC reports 3 Ebola cases in high-risk village, 2 others

The outbreak total has reached 305, with 189 deaths and 60 suspected cases.

Nov 05, 2018

Nov 05, 2018
LaCroix UN

Ebola total reaches 300 as WHO, UN leaders travel to DRC

Two of the latest confirmed cases involve a mother and her 2-week-old baby.

Nov 02, 2018

Nov 02, 2018
UN Peacekeepers

DRC Ebola total grows by 2; health experts push for high-level support

In other developments, Uganda will start vaccinating health workers in high-risk areas, and 2 global experts press for more high-level involvement, including US committment.

Oct 31, 2018

Oct 31, 2018
UN Security Council

UN calls down international law in DRC Ebola outbreak

The Security Council passed a resolution to "ensure full, safe, immediate, and unhindered access" in outbreak areas.

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